BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's incoming cabinet has already been chosen and will be revealed on Friday, President-elect Alberto Fernandez said in a social media post on Tuesday, as the country and markets watch closely for the make-up of the Peronist's core leadership team.

After weeks of speculation about key cabinet picks, especially for the vital economy role, the incoming centre-left leader gave little detail away but downplayed the influence of his vice president-elect, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

"The cabinet is defined. Everything is already chosen and we are all working. We present it on Friday at 6 pm (2100 GMT)," according to a post on his official Twitter media account. This followed comments made on a local radio station.

He added that Fernandez de Kirchner, a formidable former president who clashed with creditors and the farm sector during her two-term administration, had given advice on the cabinet selection but denied she had installed her own people.

"Cristina influenced the make-up of the cabinet in the way a person whose opinion I value would but did not fill the cabinet with her own names. We are a united front. What I am looking for is that everyone is represented," he said.

Fernandez, who will come into office on Dec. 10 after winning an October election against incumbent Mauricio Macri, faces a string of challenges including reviving stalled growth and renegotiating a painful debt pile with global creditors.

(Reporting by Adam Jourdan; Editing by Steve Orlofsky)

Neuer Inhalt

Horizontal Line

SWI swissinfo.ch on Instagram

SWI swissinfo.ch on Instagram

SWI swissinfo.ch on Instagram

subscription form

Form for signing up for free newsletter.

Sign up for our free newsletters and get the top stories delivered to your inbox.

Click here to see more newsletters