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ARGENTINA | 16-10-2023 18:25

Bullrich eyes Fernán Quirós for health portfolio if she becomes president

Patricia Bullrich says Buenos Aires City Health Minister Fernán Quirós will take control of the national health portfolio should she triumph in the upcoming elections.

Opposition presidential candidate Patricia Bullrich has announced that Buenos Aires City Health Minister Fernán Quirós will take control of the national portfolio should she triumph in the upcoming elections.

"We have a person who has specialised, who has been Cabinet chief many times in the City and then at the national level with [Jorge] Lemus, who is Enrique Rodríguez Chiantore, and I am going to call Fernán Quirós to the team to have a person of prestige" in charge, said the PRO party leader.

Speaking in a radio interview, the former security minister said that "Quirós and Chantore are going to lead health" in her administration if elected on October 22 or in the November 19 run-off.

"Later we will see the order, but Quirós is called upon to take it forward, because the concept of health is as important as the model of administration and reallocation of resources," she added.

The news comes two days after Bullrich announced that she will appoint Horacio Rodríguez Larreta as Cabinet chief, should she become president. 

Quirós, an ally of the City mayor, had previously been aligned with Rodríguez Larreta before he lost the opposition Juntos por el Cambio primary to Bullrich.

The PRO leader said over the weekend that her intention is to carry out a "deep change in Argentina" if elected.

"To make this possible, that this change is with action and fast execution, efficient, with management capacity, I have called Horacio Rodríguez Larreta to accompany me as head of the Cabinet," she declared.

Previously, she announced that Carlos Melconian would be appointed economy minister in the event of her becoming the next head of state.

 

- TIMES/NA

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