Skip to comments.Fiery right-wing populist Javier Milei wins Argentina's presidency and promises 'drastic' changes
Posted on 11/19/2023 6:54:03 PM PST by SeekAndFind
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Populist Javier Milei resoundingly won Argentina's presidential election Sunday, swinging the country to the right following a fiercely polarized campaign in which he promised a dramatic shake-up to the state to deal with soaring inflation and rising poverty.
With 99.4% of votes tallied in the presidential runoff, Milei had 55.7% and Economy Minister Sergio Massa 44.3%, according to Argentina's electoral authority. It is the widest victory margin in a presidential race since the South American country's return to democracy in 1983.
In the streets of Buenos Aires, drivers honked their horns and many took to the streets to celebrate in several neighborhoods. Outside Milei’s party headquarters, a hotel in downtown Buenos Aires, a full-on party kicked off with supporters singing, buying beers from vendors and setting off colored smoke bombs. They waved Argentine flags and the yellow Gadsden flag, emblazoned with the words “Don't Tread On Me,” which Milei's movement has adopted.
Inside, the self-described anarcho-capitalist who has been compared to former U.S. President Donald Trump, delivered his victory speech, saying the “reconstruction of Argentina begins today.”
“Argentina’s situation is critical. The changes our country needs are drastic. There is no room for gradualism, no room for lukewarm measures,” Milei told supporters, who chanted “Liberty, liberty!” and “Let them all leave” in a reference to the country's political class.
Massa of the ruling Peronist party had already conceded defeat, saying Argentines “chose another path.”
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(Making Argentina better again.)
He looks like a cross between Ted Cruz and 1970s Johnny Cash.
How long will they let him live?
I hope for Argentina’s sake that he’s the real deal.
I hope for his sake, if he is the real deal, that the security apparatus in the government/military is loyal to him and the people and will protect him.
He’ll be arrested in months.
RE: How long will they let him live?
I am sure they probably have a deep state too, so who knows?
Former US President Donald Trump congratulated Mr Milei on his victory, saying he would “Make Argentina Great Again!”.
Here comes the lawfare, aided by US Democrat operatives, for sure
Whoever his enemies are.
Javier Milei wrecks socialists on Tucker Carlson
Boy, this guy Javier Milei uses curse words freely and his words are not being bleeped at all !
I’m not big on the normalization of foul language, but I am mad enough at the left to appreciate it.
Finally...someone giving the left both barrels and saying that their philosophy is sh**.
Juan Galt takes the reins.
“I am sure they probably have a deep state too”
Their Deep State is our Deep State. At this point they are all connected.
I guess it finally “got bad enough” in Venezuela.
Good gosh. Years ago it had come to eating the zoo animals. That is discouraging that it took so long, especially as we view things in this country.
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