Milei: Who is the president-elect of Argentina and what does he propose? 4:56

(CNN Español) -- Javier Milei finally left for the United States on Sunday night, in what is confirmed as his first official trip as president-elect of Argentina. As confirmed to CNN from the communication office of the leader of La Libertad Avanza, in Washington he will meet with officials from the White House and the Treasury and the International Monetary Fund.

The future president was accompanied by his sister Karina Milei, Nicolás Posse, who will be his chief of staff, businessman Gerardo Werthein, Santiago Caputo and the U.S. ambassador to Argentina, Mark Stanley.

Also joining the entourage was Luis "Toto" Caputo, a man from former President Mauricio Macri's inner circle, who was finance minister and presided over the Central Bank at different times during his government. Caputo is the person who has been most talked about in recent days as Milei's possible economy minister. Asked about this in an interview with La Nación +, the president-elect said that "there is no greater financial expert in Argentina than Luis Caputo," and pointed to him as a key profile to disarm "the problem of the Leliqs" and "avoid hyperinflation."

On the way to the United States...!!

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— Javier Milei (@JMilei) November 26, 2023


According to official information, the meetings will be of a protocol nature to explain the economic plan that contemplates a fiscal adjustment, a monetary and state reform and deregulation. "It's not in search of funding," they explained.

Milei begins his journey in New York at the tomb of a rabbi

This Monday, Javier Milei has no activities planned according to his new role but plans to visit the Ohel, tomb of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, to pray.

"The Lubavitcher Rebbe, who passed away in 1994 exactly, has been a man of great influence globally, a very, very, very spiritual person and he was praying at his father-in-law's grave," he explained in an interview in the hours before he left the country and said that before he was elected president he had already gone to pray for wisdom. courage and temperance to accept "the will of the Creator," which ultimately put him in "a place of ultimate authority." "I'm going to say thank you," he said.

In recent times, Milei has spoken on several occasions about his love and admiration for the Jewish religion, his reading of the Torah, and even said that he was studying the possibility of changing his faith.

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