Far-right libertarian candidate Javier Milei gave a restrained victory speech on Sunday night after early results showed him winning the Argentine presidential run-off with 56% of the vote (98% counted). Milei was welcomed to the podium by his sister Karina, who will reportedly become the country’s first lady. The economist cum congressman took the stage to the sound of Vamos por la Gloria by La Beriso. “They should shoulder their responsibility until the end of their mandate,” Milei said, referring to the current administration led by President Alberto Fernández. Milei described their backing of his candidacy as “a patriotic and generous move never seen before in Argentina.”“I want to thank voting station volunteers from LLA and the PRO who stood their ground to defend the vote,” Milei said.
Source: Bueno Aires Herald November 20, 2023 08:19 UTC