The three changes in the national Cabinet
December 6, 2011
Presidential spokesman Alfredo Soccimarro, announced, in a surprise press conference, the new Office of the Executive Branch with three fundamental changes.
The main one is the appointment of Juan Manuel Abal Medina as Chief of Staff. The former Media Secretary had been rumored as a possible vice president, but will end up replacing Aníbal Fernández (now a Senator).
In the Ministry of Economy, Hernán Lorenzino, a technician encouraged by Amado Boudou (future vice president), was elected. He was one of those responsible for negotiations with the Paris Club in recent months.
In the ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food, the space left by Julian Dominguez (now president of the Chamber of Deputies) will be filled by Norberto Yahuar.
Chief of Staff: Juan Manuel Abal Medina
Ministry of Interior, Florencio Randazzo
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Cult: Héctor Timerman
Ministry of Defence: Arturo Puricelli
Ministry of Economy and Public Finance: Hernán Lorenzino
Ministry of Federal Planning, Public Investment and Services: Julio De Vido
Ministry of Justice and Human Rights: Julio Alak
Ministry of Security: Nilda Garre
Ministry of Education: Alberto Sileoni
Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security: Carlos Taken
Ministry of Health, Juan Manzur
Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation: Lino Barañao
Ministry of Social Development: Alicia Kirchner
Ministry of Industry Debora Giorgi
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food: Norberto Yahuar
Ministry of Tourism: Enrique Mayer