Mauricio Macri Blanco sworn in as President of Argentina

Dec 11, 2015 12:14 IST

Mauricio Macri Blanco was on 10 December 2015 sworn in as the President of Argentina. He succeeded Cristina Elisabet Fernandez de Kirchner who was in the office for two terms between 2007 and 2015.

Mauricio Macri is the leader of the centre-right Cambiemos (Let's Change) coalition. He secured 51.5 percent of votes in the elections held in November 2015.

He defeated Centre-left Peronist candidate Daniel Scioli who secured 48.5 percent votes.

With this win of Macri, Argentina will see the centre-right leading the government after 12-years of leftist government.

Prior to the present appointment, he held the office of government of Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina, since December 2007.

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