The far-right Milei wins the elections in Argentina today, November 19, 2023

The far right Milei wins the elections in Argentina today, November
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The candidate of the La Libertad Avanza party has gained an 11-point advantage over the current Peronist Minister of Economy, Sergio Massa.

He far-right Javier Mileifrom La Libertad Avanza, won this Sunday the Argentine presidential elections by prevailing over his rival, the Peronist candidate and Minister of Economy Sergio Massaby more than 11 percentage points of difference, according to the 99.28 of the scrutiny.

Milei will be the president of Argentina starting December 10having received 55.69% of the votes compared to the 44.30% that Massa obtained.

The already elected president has assured "today the end of Argentine decline begins", and has warned that "there is no room for lukewarmness" or "half measures" in reference to the structural reforms he proposes for Argentina. In his first speech, Milei stressed that "today we once again embrace the ideas of freedom," he said. And in reference to the founding fathers of the country, he alluded to three premises: a government that "compliments to the letter" with the commitments it has made, "private property" and "free trade".

For his part, the official candidate, Sergio Massa, has acknowledged his defeat and called Milei to "congratulate him and wish him luck, because he is the president that the majority of Argentines elected for the next four years."

Transition period

The acting president of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, will receive Milei today, in a meeting which aims to begin the transition process.

Fernández has indicated that he is "a man of democracy" and that "he values ​​nothing more than the popular verdict. I trust that tomorrow (this Monday) we can start working with Javier Milei to guarantee an orderly transition," he added.

The stake has been from 76.37%, a figure higher than the first round of the elections, held on October 22. In Argentina, voting is mandatory, except for exceptions contemplated by law and which must in any case be justified by the voter. Failure to attend implies a fine and, in case of non-payment, disqualification from carrying out proceedings before official organizations for a whole year.

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