© Reuters. A view of ballot boxes and voting materials inside a truck, ahead of Argentina’s runoff presidential election, at a school in Buenos Aires, Argentina November 18, 2023. REUTERS/Adriano Machado
By Nicolás Misculin
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentines head to the polls on Sunday in a delicately poised presidential runoff, with voters seeking a solution to triple-digit inflation and rising poverty and two clashing visions for the country’s future on offer.
The election sees Peronist Economy Minister Sergio Massa go head-to-head with outsider libertarian Javier Milei. Massa offers continuity but has been at the helm during the worst economic crisis in two decades. Milei pledges economic shock therapy, from shutting the central bank to ditching the peso.
With many voters unconvinced by either, some have characterized the vote as a choice of the “lesser evil”: fear of Milei’s painful economic medicine or anger at Massa over the economic crisis. Many Argentines say they won’t vote at all.
Whoever wins, it will shake up Argentina’s political landscape, its economic roadmap, trade in grains, lithium and hydrocarbons, and its global ties with partners including…
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