With a statement from the "office of the President-elect," Javier Milei ruled out that the names of his cabinet will be made official before his inauguration.
In addition, in the same text that was released on Monday, he blamed Alberto Fernández and Sergio Massa for the management of the government until December 10. And he ruled out that there is any meeting planned between the current president and his successor.
"Today, the President-Elect, Javier Milei, held telephone conversations with foreign dignitaries who communicated in order to express their support for the new President," said Milei's first statement as president-elect.
"The President-Elect ratified the desire to work in defense of democracy and free trade with all the countries of the world," says the text under the title: "Official Press Release," on a sheet with the letterhead "Office of the President-elect of the Argentine Republic."
"From the Office of the President-Elect we want to inform that there will be no announcement of appointments regarding positions in the future government until the day of the inauguration. Until December 10, President Alberto Fernández and the Minister of Economy, Sergio Massa, are constitutionally responsible for the situation of Argentines," the text adds.
And in another important definition of the transition, he warns: "To conclude, we want to inform that so far there is no meeting planned between President Alberto Fernández and President-elect Javier Milei."
Javier Milei made it known that there will be no announcements of appointments to his Cabinet until he takes office in a statement.
Milei's statement comes after he confirmed this morning that Mariano Cuneo Libarona will be his Minister of Justice and that former Buenos Aires gubernatorial candidate Carolina Píparo will be at the head of Anses and amid rumors of other appointments.
On social networks, the former director of the SIDE, Miguel Ángel Toma appears as a possible head of the Federal Intelligence Agency, his sister Karina as Secretary of Government, Gustavo Morón as Labor, Nicolás Posse as Chief of Staff or Sandra Pettovello as Human Capital, among many versions.
During the election campaign, Milei spoke on numerous occasions of Congresswoman-elect Diana Mondino as his future Foreign Minister, and Emilio Ocampo as the one he will appoint as head of the Central Bank for its closing.
The libertarian said that doubts about the continuity of the Union for the Homeland candidate made him change his plans.
But since the political agreement with Mauricio Macri, PRO referents for different positions also began to sound, such as Federico Sturzenegger in Economy, whom Milei praised this holiday as someone he admires, or Javier Iguacel in YPF, but by this afternoon's statement it will only be officially known on December 10.
Mariano Cuneo Libarona, the one confirmed by Javier Milei himself
Justice Minister-designate Mariano Cuneo Libaronale won the internal battle against Germán Garavano, who was being promoted for the same position by sectors close to former President Mauricio Macri.
He will be in charge of agreeing on the name that will be proposed for the Supreme Court.
His cabinet includes Diego Guerendiain, a former judicial official and law professor, Juan Ignacio Petra Cremaschi, a specialist in commercial law, three notable criminal lawyers and two former judges, among others, who are preparing a series of projects to be implemented in the justice system.
"There will be no more judicial operators, judicial tables and suitcases in court. Equality for all lawyers and rulings based on merits. Milei asked me to draft a project to give the Court financial autonomy. Currently, any increase in budget items has to have the approval of the chief of staff, which has become one more mechanism of pressure and extortion on the Court," he told Clarín.
"We will propose that first in the Council of the Magistracy there be competitions to choose the best candidates for judges before the vacancies are filled. It's to provide predictability," Cuneo Libarona added.