Neither that of the historic goldsmith Juan Carlos Pallarols nor the one that had a lion carved on it, Javier Milei decided to use his own version of the presidential baton in his presidential inauguration and it was more than curious.
The cane that the libertarian raised this Sunday, between excited and nervous, had carved his five dogs or his "four-legged children" as the leader of La Libertad Avanza usually calls them.
Although it was impossible to get them into the compound, their dogs Conan, Murray, Milton, Robert, and Lucas had a privileged place at Milei's inauguration ceremony.
In this way, the president decided to break the tradition of all former presidents since the return of democracy and did not use the presidential baton made by the historic goldsmith Juan Carlos Pallarols.
President Javier Milei used his own version of the cane. Photo: EFE/ Demian Alday Estevez
Nor did he use the version made by Juan Carlos Pallarols' son, Adrián, or another made by the Santa Fe goldsmith Santiago Marsilique, a follower and voter of "the forces of heaven," as Milei calls his party La Libertad Avanza. Neither
In both cases he had included the image of a lion, an animal with which the libertarian leader chose to represent himself.