It was Sergio Massa, the presidential candidate for the center-left United for the Fatherland coalition, which currently leads the Argentine government, who confirmed on Sunday night (19) what had been expected several hours ago, without official statements, by analysts: “Javier Miley is the president elected by the majority of Argentines for the next four years.”
The defeated candidate, and current Minister of Economy, stressed in his speech from his campaign headquarters: “This has been a long and very difficult campaign, with harsh accusations and I hope that those who think differently in Argentina will continue to be respected.” . He also indicated in the brief statement that he had already spoken with the president-elect.
After counting approximately 87% of the ballot boxes, Javier Miley received 56%, and Sergio Massa 44%.
The candidate is identified as both ultra-liberal and an anarcho-capitalist
Among Miley’s most popular proposals is closure The Central Bank, the end of the Argentine peso and the consequent dollarization of the economy, but also the extinction of most ministries. The candidate of the “Advanced Freedom” coalition emerged surprisingly in the primaries, which he won by 30%, and became the central figure in this election campaign, which is the first time that the far right has come to power since its recovery. Democracy 40 years ago.
He became known to the public as a television commentator, after working as a university professor and in the banking sector.
Elected against a scenario of accelerating inflation, which could reach 200% at the end of this year, he campaigned against what he called “the political class,” which he accuses of living off state revenues as a parasite, impoverishing the population and straitjacketing it. economy and preventing the country from growing.
Talk to the ‘The World at Your Feet’ podcastfrom Expresso, Argentine political scientist Andres Malamud described Javier Miley as “An anarchist capitalist who does not believe in the state and cloned his dog [que já morreu], He who believes speaks to God.” And in August, when he won the primary, he thanked him Conan, Murray, Milton, Robert and Lucas, dogs.
Conan, now deceased, is named after “Conan the Barbarian” from the 1982 film. Others pay tribute to economists the new president admires: Murray Rothbard, Milton Friedman, and Robert Lucas.
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