Far-right libertarian leader Javier Meili becomes Argentina’s new president

Donald Trump, Elon Musk congratulate Miley on presidential win as he prepares to take office on December 10

Argentina's President-elect Javier Meili addresses supporters after winning Argentina's runoff presidential election on November 19, 2023 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  - Reuters
Argentina’s President-elect Javier Meili addresses supporters after winning Argentina’s runoff presidential election on November 19, 2023 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. – Reuters

Argentina’s Javier Miley, a far-right libertarian who has pledged to end inflation, was elected president of the country with a potentially turbulent future for South America’s second-largest economy. Guardian Reported on Monday.

With more than 90% of the votes counted, she won with 55.69% of the votes, compared to 44.3% of her opponent, center-left Finance Minister Sergio Massa – Miley’s victory has often been compared to that of Donald Trump – given the potential Has given rise to economic recession.

“Today the reconstruction of Argentina begins. “Today is a historic night for Argentina,” TV celebrity-turned-politician Mick Jagger told jubilant supporters at his campaign headquarters in Buenos Aires, calling his victory a “miracle.”

According to Guardian, Miley promised “drastic changes” to deal with the “sad reality” of Argentina’s rising inflation and widespread poverty. He also sent a message to the international community: “Argentina will return to the place in the world that it should never have lost.”

Earlier, Massa accepted defeat and said that “Argentinians have chosen another path.”

Massa also said that he had called Miley to congratulate her on her victory before announcing her retirement from frontline politics.

“Obviously, these are not the results we expected and I have spoken to Javier Miley to congratulate him because he is the president whom the majority of Argentines have elected for the next four years,” Massa said. Whose Peronist movement has ruled for 16 of the last 20 years.

The 53-year-old leader’s victory was celebrated by pro-Mile activists who believe he is an economic visionary capable of leading Argentina out of a deep economic crisis.

Miley, who will take office on December 10, has promised to abolish the central bank and convert the economy to the dollar to tackle poverty and inflation that have left 40% of Argentina’s 45 million citizens in poverty.

“I know how to kill the cancer of inflation,” Miley said during last Sunday’s final presidential debate, which most experts believed Massa won.

Other prominent members of the far-right worldwide community hailed Miley’s victory, including former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who supported her campaign and committed to attending her inauguration.

“Hope is shining once again in South America,” Bolsonaro wrote on Twitter, formerly known as X, which he described as a victory for “honesty, progress and freedom.”

Former US President Donald Trump wrote: “The whole world was watching! I am proud of you. You will transform your country and truly make Argentina great again.”

His victory was also celebrated by X boss Elon Musk, who posted: “Prosperity lies ahead for Argentina”.

Meanwhile, his leftist opponents were shocked and discouraged by the election of a “notoriously irregular man whose radical views include legalizing the sale of organs, severing relations with Argentina’s two largest trading partners, Brazil and China, and a dozen other ,” according to Guardian,

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