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Argentina's De la Rua Assumes Presidency Promising Austerity, Transparency

LADB Article ID: 54049
Category/Department: Argentina
Date: 1999-12-17
By: LADB Staff

Fernando de la Rua took office as Argentina's 47th president Dec. 10, receiving the blue and white presidential sash from Carlos Saul Menem, who left office after 10 years with a vow to return in 2003. De la Rua, leader of the Alianza, which includes the Union Civica Radical (UCR) and the Frente del Pais Solidario (FREPASO), began his four-year term promising transparency, honesty, and austerity.

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