Argentina's new president-elect, centre-left Peronist Alberto Alberto Fernández, confirmed he will meet Monday with Mauricio Macri, promising to collaborate during the presidential transition as the country is jolted by financial turbulence.
“The times coming aren’t easy. Tomorrow I will meet with Macri and we will begin to talk about the moment that we’re in,” Fernández said Sunday. “Of course, we will try to collaborate on everything we can because what interests us is the end of suffering for Argentines for once and for all.”
The Central Bank said Monday it has sharply tightened currency exchange controls to stem a surge in capital flight.
The move came just an hour and a half after Alberto Fernández, the center-left Peronist candidate, was elected president by a wide margin, defeating Macri.