While waiting for the confirmation of Patricia Bullrich as minister, there are two decisions that have already been made behind closed doors in La Libertad Avanza and that President-elect Javier Milei will confirm before December 10.
His sister, Karina Milei, will be in charge of the General Secretariat of the Presidency and will be the main pillar of the new head of state. Meanwhile, his friend and one of the founders of the party, Ramiro Marra, is shaping up to assume as chief of advisors, the other strategic position within the small table of the future President of the Nation.
In this context, it remains to be defined what will be the exact role of Santiago Caputo, who has a close relationship with the Milei and Marra, whom the economist himself defined the day he won the runoff as the "architect" of the triumph of La Libertad Avanza. In the current organizational chart of the State, the other important position that remains to be filled is the Secretariat of Strategic Affairs. But there may be modifications to the state's map.
It was presumed that Karina Milei was going to occupy the position of secretary general, although the central question was whether she would indeed assume the functions or remain outside the ministerial structure. Libertarian sources confirmed to Clarín that he will finally take charge of the area, which is strategic for the president.
In Marra's case, due to his financial profile, he was always imagined in economic functions, mentioning him as a possible head of AFIP. However, the former candidate for head of government of Buenos Aires asked for a political position, with a greater connection on a day-to-day basis with the President. For this reason, he would have agreed to reach the position of chief adviser, almost as relevant as the General Secretariat.
Marra and Karina Milei were shown together in a photo last week, after some internal questions arose about the figure of the president's sister and what her role would be within the government. As the media talked about a meeting between the lawmaker and Milei, he joked that he was meeting, but with her.
Here with Milei hahahaha pic.twitter.com/iVaQWEw6gr
— Ramiro Marra (@RAMIROMARRA) November 23, 2023
The libertarian cabinet continues to be assembled in this way, with confirmations such as those of Nicolás Posse, Chief of Staff, Lusi Caputo, Minister of Economy, Sandra Pettovello, Minister of Human Capital, Guillermo Francos, Minister of the Interior, Guillermo Ferraro, Minister of Infrastructure and Diana Mondino, Foreign Minister.
Still to be resolved is the position that will be occupied by Patricia Bullrich, who could be Minister of Security or Labor, in case that area leaves the original idea of the rank of secretary. And who will go to Defense, where the name of the radical Luis Petri comes up.
The other doubt, if Marra is ratified as chief adviser, is to see what will happen to Santiago Caputo, Milei's most trusted man, who recently accompanied him on his trip to the United States.