From a packed Plaza de Mayo, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner told Argentina's new president, Alberto Fernández, on Tuesday night to put his faith in the voters who elected him to office.
"Trust your people, never betray them, they are the most loyal, just ask to defend and represent them," said the newly sworn-in vice-president, dressed in all white, from a stage in front of the Casa Rosada.
As she spoke, a huge crowd of supporters watched on. Tens of thousands had waited in the capital's iconic square for hours in sweltering heat, where a music festival had run throughout the day. It was a festival atmosphere. The arrival of the two star attractions: the former president and the new president was the peak of the night.
With people now stretching deep into the surrounding streets listening on, Fernández de Kirchner told the country's new leader to concern himself more with "reaching the hearts of Argentines – and not so much about "the front-pages of newspapers."