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General Secretariat of the Presidency

General Secretariat of the Presidency
Secretaría General de la Presidencia

Casa Rosada, government house of Argentina
Secretariat overview
Formed1983; 41 years ago (1983)
TypeSecretariat of State
HeadquartersCasa Rosada, Balcarce 50, Buenos Aires
Annual budget$ 46,282,428.345 (2021)[1]
Secretariat executive
Parent departmentPresidency of the Nation

The General Secretariat of the Presidency of the Argentine Nation (Spanish: Secretaría General de la Presidencia de la Nación Argentina; SGP) is a secretariat of state of the Argentine National Executive counting with ministerial level, tasked with assisting the President of Argentina in the making of public policy, drafting messages and public speeches, maintaining the presidential protocol and overseeing the relationship between the President and society at large.[2]

The General Secretariat also oversees a number of centralized and decentralized agencies as defined by the Law on Ministries, which may be updated at the President's behest.[3] Since 10 December 2023, the General Secretary of the Presidency has been Karina Milei, who serves under President Javier Milei.[4]

It is one of (currently) four secretariats in the Argentine government counting with ministerial level, the other being the Legal and Technical Secretariat and the Secretariat of Communications and Press.[5]

Attributions and organization

The 1983 Law on Ministries (Spanish: Ley de Ministerios), decreed by Raúl Alfonsín, established eight secretariats reporting directly to the Office of the President tasked to delegate some of the President's direct responsibilities whilst aiding the head of state in the elaboration of public policies, among other responsibilities. These included, alongside the General Secretariat of the Presidency, the Legal and Technical Secretariat, the Planning Secretariat, the Intelligence Secretariat (SIDE, later disestablished and reformed into the AFI), the Media Secretariat, the Public Affairs Secretariat, the Science and Technology Secretariat, the Secretariat of Comprehensive Policies on Drugs (SEDRONAR) and the Habitat Secretariat.[6]

Since 2001, the General Secretariat of the Presidency counts with ministerial rank, and as such, the General Secretary may issue ministerial decrees.[7]


The General Secretariat is entirely headquartered in the Casa Rosada, the official working residence of the President of Argentina. In addition, the General Secretary also counts with responsibilities and jurisdiction over the Quinta de Olivos.[2]

List of secretaries

No. Secretary Party Term President
1 Germán López Radical Civic Union 10 December 1983 – 9 February 1986 Raúl Alfonsín
2 Carlos Becerra Radical Civic Union 9 February 1986 – 8 July 1989
3 Alberto Kohan Justicialist Party 8 July 1989 – 20 September 1990 Carlos Menem
4 Eduardo Bauzá Justicialist Party 20 September 1990 – 8 July 1995
5 Alberto Kohan Justicialist Party 8 July 1995 – 10 December 1999
6 Jorge de la Rúa Radical Civic Union 10 December 1999 – 23 October 2000 Fernando de la Rúa
7 Carlos Becerra Radical Civic Union 23 October 2000 – 20 March 2001
8 Nicolás Gallo Radical Civic Union 20 March 2001 – 20 December 2001
8 Luis Lusquiños Justicialist Party 23 December 2001 – 30 December 2001 Adolfo Rodríguez Saá
9 Aníbal Fernández Justicialist Party 2 January 2002 – 3 October 2002 Eduardo Duhalde
10 José Pampuro Justicialist Party 3 October 2002 – 25 May 2003
11 Oscar Parrilli Justicialist Party 25 May 2003 – 10 December 2007 Néstor Kirchner
10 December 2007 – 16 December 2014 Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
12 Aníbal Fernández Justicialist Party 16 December 2014 – 26 February 2015
13 Eduardo de Pedro Justicialist Party 26 February 2015 – 10 December 2015
14 Fernando de Andreis Republican Proposal 10 December 2015 – 10 December 2019 Mauricio Macri
15 Julio Vitobello Justicialist Party 10 December 2019 – 10 December 2023 Alberto Fernández
16 Karina Milei Libertarian Party 10 December 2023 – present Javier Milei


  1. ^ "Presupuesto 2021". Ministerio de Economía (in Spanish). 2020. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  2. ^ a b Dapelo, Santiago (6 December 2019). "Julio Vitobello, el amigo encargado de cubrir la espalda del presidente". La Nación (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Ley de Ministerios: Martín Guzmán se hará cargo del área de energía". El Cronista (in Spanish). 29 August 2020. Retrieved 23 November 2020.
  4. ^ Juárez, Paola (10 December 2023). "Javier Milei le tomó juramento a su hermana Karina como secretaria general de la Presidencia". La Nación (in Spanish). Retrieved 11 December 2023.
  5. ^ Soltys, Michael (6 June 2020). "Non-ministerial positions – yet still key additions". Buenos Aires Times. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  6. ^ "LEY DE MINISTERIOS Decreto 438/92". (in Spanish). 12 March 1992. Retrieved 23 November 2020.
  7. ^ "LEY DE MINISTERIOS Decreto 1343/2001". (in Spanish). 24 October 2001. Retrieved 23 November 2020.
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