Javier Milei – a libertarian candidate – was elected as the next president of Argentina on Sunday. The mainstream media reacted to Milei’s historic victory by immediately painting him as a “far-right radical,” despite being a libertarian politician.
Argentine voters soundly elected 53-year-old Milei in Sunday’s runoff presidential election.
With 87% of the ballots counted after Sunday’s election, Milei garnered 56% of the votes versus only 44% for Sergio Massa – the center-left economy minister. Massa – of the incumbent left-wing Peronist coalition – conceded defeat before all of the votes were counted.
Argentina’s annual inflation rate skyrocketed to 143%. The poverty rate has surpassed 40%, which has Argentinians demanding leaders who can break the economic collapse.
Milei, a political outsider, was able to cruise to an easy presidential win by proposing unorthodox solutions to combat Argentina’s worst economic crises in decades.
During the campaign trail, Milei proposed to replace the peso and adopt the U.S. dollar as Argentina’s official currency.
Milei, a self-described anarcho-capitalist, has previously vowed to “blow up” the central bank if he is elected…
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