Javier Milei, the far-right economist who wants to close down the Central Bank and liberalize gun ownership, has won Argentina’s presidential election. Milei, of the La Libertad Avanza (Freedom Advances, or LLA) had 56% of the vote with 87% counted. Economy Minister Sergio Massa had 44%, a difference of 12 percentage points. After four years under President Alberto Fernández’s center-left government, Milei drags Argentina’s window of discourse dramatically to the right. You may also be interested in: Sergio Massa: the ‘unity’ candidate facing a perfect stormMilei surprised the country by coming first in Argentina’s primary elections in August.
Source: Bueno Aires Herald November 20, 2023 08:32 UTC