Governor of Santa Cruz, Daniel Peralta was sworn in, and upon his new appointment will begin his second mandate as the head of the Patagonian province, after being reelected in the October 23 elections.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is set to begin her second term today. After being sworn-in in Congress, her schedule later includes the ride to Plaza de Mayo, the swearing-in of her Cabinet members and the greeting of foreign delegations at the Government House.
Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri headed the ceremony in which Graciela Reybaud was sworn in as the new Health Minister, replacing Jorge Lemus.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner urged banks to “go back to a real economy” as she stressed during her inaugural speech that “banks are not the fundamentals of the world economy, they are only a tool to keep the global economy running."
Francois Hollande will be sworn in as France's first Socialist president in 17 years in a hurried ceremony on Tuesday before a dash to Berlin to challenge German Chancellor Angela Merkel's focus on austerity policies.
Spain's new king, Felipe VI, was sworn in today in a relatively modest ceremony which monarchists hope will usher in a new era of popularity for the troubled royal household.
Horacio Cartes was sworn in today as the new president of Paraguay to succeed former head of state Federico Franco in a ceremony presided by the head of the Congress, Julio César Velázquez.
Nicolas Maduro was sworn in as Venezuela's president at a ceremony attended by leaders from Iran to Brazil after a decision to widen an electronic audit of the vote took some of the heat out of a dispute over his election.
Ecuador's president Rafael Correa was sworn in today for his third term in a ceremony held at the National Assembly.
Felipe became king after his father, Juan Carlos, abdicated earlier this month following a series of scandals that led many Spaniards to question the role of the monarchy itself.