BUENOS AIRES – Argentine President Cristina Fernandez, who will leave office in December, announced on Thursday a partial reorganization of her government.
Jorge Capitanich, currently head of the Cabinet, will be replaced by presidential chief of staff Anibal Fernandez, whose spot will be filled by Eduardo Wado de Pedro, leader of the pro-Fernandez youth organization La Campora.
Health Minister Juan Manzur will step down in favor of Community Health Secretary Daniel Gollan.
Manzur plans to run for governor in the northern province of Tucuman, while Capitanich, who joined the administration in November 2013 after governing the northern province of Chaco, will be a candidate for mayor of Chaco’s capital, Resistencia, according to media accounts.
The Cabinet reshuffle, which comes just eight months before Argentina’s presidential elections, was announced by presidential press secretary Alfredo Scoccimarro at a hastily arranged news conference.