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Argentina Economy Minister Shakes Up Energy Secretary in Consolidation of Power

  • New Economy Minister replaces officials close to VP Kirchner
  • Reshuffle clears way for Massa to control energy policy
Sergio Massa

Sergio Massa

Photographer: Anita Pouchard Serra/Bloomberg

Argentina’s Economy Minister Sergio Massa announced on Sunday night the shake-up of the country’s energy leadership, removing top allies of Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner as the government prepares to cut electricity subsidies.

Flavia Royon will take over Monday as Energy Secretary, replacing Kichner’s ally Dario Martinez, Massa said in a tweet. Santiago Yanotti, Federico Bernal and Cecilia Garibotti will be Royon’s undersecretaries, he said.