Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner gestures after delivering a speech next to her son Maximo Kirchner (L) during a farewell rally on her last day in power at Government Palace in Buenos Aires on December 9, 2015
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Argentina election: Awkward power handover

Mauricio Macri has been sworn in as Argentina's new president, at a ceremony in the capital, Buenos Aires.

His predecessor in office, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, broke with tradition by refusing to attend the event, because of a dispute over where Mr Macri should receive the presidential sash and baton.

She has also been reluctant to relinquish the password to the presidential twitter account.

Awkward, yes - but not without precedent - as Mohamed Madi explains.

  • 10 Dec 2015
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