Argentina Presidential Feud Turns Handover Ceremony Into a Farce

  • Outgoing president refuses to attend Thursday's event
  • Judge rules Fernandez relinquishes power at midnight

President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.

Photographer: Michele Tantussi/Bloomberg

Argentina’s presidential inauguration ceremony on Thursday has taken a farcical turn after outgoing President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner refused to attend the handover and hang the sash on her successor. A group of lawmakers from her alliance said they will also boycott the event.

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