Alberto Fernández chooses new cabinet ministers in Argentina, in conservative turn after crisis

According to experts, the Cabinet renewal implies a victory for vice-president Kirchner who is fighting for higher public spending to deal with the 42% poverty rate in the country.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Five new ministers, including the chief of staff, took office on Monday, September 20, in Argentina in an attempt by the government to overcome the political crisis triggered by a crushing defeat in the legislative election primaries.

The new officials are mostly experienced Peronist leaders, indicating that the center-left government has prioritized management capacity over ideology to leave behind the political division of the ruling party amid the severe economic crisis the country is suffering.

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