Buenos Aires: There are many good expectations of the political, social and economic new conditions in Argentina when the new administration, presided by Mauricio Macri, a former Newman-boy (from Cardinal Newman college, run by the Irish Christian Brothers) takes over as of December 10.

Among the new cabinet members we can point out Marcos Peña Murray, as chief of cabinet; Carolina Stanley, as minister of social development and Alfonso Prat-Gay Hope, as minister for finance. Also, Fernando de Andreis Langan will be the new secretary general and the well known former soccer player and current national deputy Carlos MacAllister will be in charge of the sport department. Other members of the cabinet, in undersecretary levels, will be Ezequiel Fernández Langan, Jorge Dillon and Guillermo Devitt, among others who haven´t been announced yet.

With far away Irish roots is Patricia Bullrich, the new minister for security, who shares the Dogan blood with Horacio Rodriguez Larreta, elected as governor of Buenos Aires city.

Another outstanding Irish presence is Emilio Monzó Gardiner, who will be the new president of the House of Deputies (Representatives), as well as his brother Gabriel, elected deputy in the province of Buenos Aires.

There are some other members of the Irish Argentine community to form part of the new administration, but we will have to wait until they take over. Also, if a member of the local community is appointed as ambassador to Ireland.

Finally, taking in consideration the new foreign policy, there are many speculations that the U.S. Vice President, Joe Biden, could attend the inauguration ceremony, among many other leaders, including former Spanish King Juan Carlos I. Ireland will be represented by Justin Harman, the local Irish Ambassador.

* Guillermo MacLoughlin is editor of the Southern Cross the oldest continuously published Irish newspaper outside Ireland.He is based in Buenos Aires.