August 20, 2014
Macri heads City's Independence Day ceremony
The BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri headed the flag raising ceremony at Plaza de Mayo square at the country’s 198th Independence Day celebrations.
The mayor referred to the official ceremony organized by the federal government and headed by the Vicepresident Amado Boudou in Tucumán province. “It is going to be a very special ceremony that will mark our history after everything that the vicepresident is going through,” Macri said in reference to Boudou’s indictement by Judge Lijo in a corruption case.
In the ceremony at Plaza de Mayo, that began at 8.15 a.m., 547 Metropolitan Police cadets who graduated from the City’s Higher Institute of Public Safety were sworn in by Macri.
Macri is expected this afternoon at Plaza San Martín square where he will be watching Argentina’s match against the Netherlands in the World Cup’s semi-final in a giant screen set by the City.