Argentina: Three Days Before Inauguration, Presidential Spat Escalates
The presidential spat continues to escalate as the outgoing President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who is three days away from leaving office, accused the President-elect Mauricio Macri of yelling at her over the phone.
The alleged exchange is worsening the tensions between the two political figures. Macri still wants to receive the presidential baton and sash from Kirchner in the 'Casa Rosada', during the Dec. 10 inauguration. Kirchner insists the transfer will happen in Congress.
"The President-elect began, with an elevated tone of voice, to demand that I should give the presidential baton and bash in the Casa Rosada because it is "his ceremony" and that if I don't do as he says, the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation would deliver the attributes," she wrote in an essay on her blog, "Who was speaking on the other side of the phone seemed a completely different person to the one who appears in the media."