Javier Milei's inauguration in the National Congress had a series of colorful details. Perhaps the most striking one featured the outgoing Vice President of the Nation, Cristina Kirchner. Beyond the political tension between the spaces, both were relaxed and had a moment of détente around the baton.
Cristina Kirchner was interested in the baton used by Milei, which had a lion carved on the tip. It was a design by Adrián Pallarols, son of the historic goldsmith Juan Carlos Pallarols, who made it especially for his inauguration by carving the animal that was the axis of his campaign.
The crossing took place at a time when Milei and Cristina Kirchner were waiting for Victoria Villarruel, the new vice president, to finish the administrative procedures to take charge of the legislative session to replace the vice president, as required by protocol.
Milei earlier had another moment with a former president, Mauricio Macri, with whom he had a heartfelt embrace.
Another highlight occurred when Milei addressed the people in Congress. While referring to the security crisis, people began cheering in favor of the police.
"Our security forces have been humiliated and buried for decades and have been abandoned by a kind of policies that led us to ruin. Today the anomie is such that only 3% of crimes are convicted. No more the go on, keep going of the criminals," the president said, to which the people replied "police, police."