Javier Milei has been inaugurated as Argentina’s new president – and was flanked by right-wing leaders from world wide
After ‘the madman’ – as he’s known as by his followers – was sworn in as president on Sunday, he travelled in a convertible to the presidential palace and met with overseas officers.
Milei handed a menorah to Zelenskyy, who’s Jewish, after the 2 leaders greeted one another outdoors Casa Rosada in a handoff captured on an Argentinian TV broadcast of the inauguration.
“This can be a new starting for Argentina, and I want President Milei and all the Argentinian individuals to shock the world with their success,” Mr Zelenskyy mentioned on social media after attending the ceremony.
Mr Zelenskyy and Mr Milei shared a detailed trade simply earlier than the inaugural tackle and held a bilateral assembly later within the day.
Bertalan Havasi, Mr Orban’s press chief, mentioned the Hungarian and Mr Milei had talks regarding a “more practical battle in opposition to worldwide leftist forces”, amongst different matters.
And Mr Zelenskyy mentioned in a video that he and Mr Orban had a short discuss Ukraine’s EU membership, which Hungary has opposed.
“It was as frank as potential – and clearly, it was centered on our European affairs,” Mr Zelenskyy mentioned.
Mr Milei known as the left-wing chief “clearly” corrupt in an interview, and asserted throughout his marketing campaign that if he was elected he wouldn’t meet with Lula.
The Brazilian chief was reportedly invited regardless by letter, however Lula dispatched his overseas minister to attend Mr Milei’s inauguration.
‘There isn’t a cash’
After winning the election run-off by 56%, Mr Milei gave a downbeat speech at his inauguration, warning of short-term financial hardship.
“There isn’t a various to a shock adjustment,” the president mentioned after taking the baton and sash at yesterday’s ceremony. “There isn’t a cash.”
He added that “the problem we now have forward is titanic,” having beforehand mentioned he’ll lower state spending and try to overturn a deep deficit.
Argentina is grappling with annual inflation of upper than 140% and a 40% poverty charge. The nation owes $45bn to the Worldwide Financial Fund.
Luis Caputo, Mr Milei’s minister of ecomomy, will lay out Argentina’s financial measures on Tuesday.
Presidential spokesman Manuel Adorni mentioned: “Argentina is in a state of emergency. Inflation is the central challenge worrying individuals.”