Extremist liberal candidate Javier Meili won Argentina’s presidential election yesterday (Sunday), pulling off a major surprise by taking 55.95 percent of the vote, according to partial official results. The end of decadence begins” and the “reconstruction of Argentina” begins, warning that there will be no “half-measures.”
Milley addressed thousands of his supporters at his campaign headquarters in Buenos Aires following his landslide victory with more than 55 percent of the vote over centrist Economy Minister Sergio Massa, stressing that “this is a historic night for the Argentina”.
Milley continued, “The poor class model is over, and today we are adopting the freedom model to once again become a global power.” اليوم تنتهي طريقة مورِسَت بها السياسة، وتبدأ طريقة أخرى». He وقال: «نحن نواجه مشاكل هائلة: التضخم والركود ونقص الوظائف الحقيقية وانعدام الأمن والفقر والبؤس. هذه مشاكل لن تحل إلا إذا تبنينا أفكار الحرية مرة أخرى».
Milley, calling for two-year shock therapy for an economy exhausted by chronic inflation that currently stands at 143 percent a year, warned: “There is no room for gradualism and no room for apathy or half measures”. She extended her hand to “all Argentines, political leaders and all those who want to join the new Argentina”, but also warned of possible social resistance movements to her reforms. She explained: “We know that there are people who will resist and want to preserve the system of privileges (which benefits) some but impoverishes the majority. أقول لهم: كل ما هو في القانون جائز، ولكن ليس ما هو خارج القانون».
Milley will assume the presidency on December 10, succeeding Peronist (center-left) President Alberto Fernandez.
His rival, Economy Minister Sergio Massa, received 44.04 percent after counting 86 percent of the votes and acknowledged his defeat, saying he called Meli to congratulate him. Massa stated: “It is clear that the results were not what we hoped for, and I spoke to Javier Mele to congratulate him and wish him success because he is the president elected by the majority of Argentines for the next four years.”
Congratulations Americans and Brazilians
The United States congratulated Milley on her election victory, praising “the large turnout and peaceful conduct of the voting process.” U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said in a statement that this election is “a testament to Argentina’s electoral and democratic institutions,” adding that the United States “looks forward to working with President-elect Milley and its government with common priorities”. For his part, the former Republican President of the United States Donald Trump congratulated Milley on his election as president of Argentina, saying through his social network “Truth Social” that he would work to “change” the his country. “I am so proud of you,” Trump wrote to Milley. “You will change your country and make Argentina great again.”
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva wished Argentina’s new administration success, in a message on the “X” website in which he did not mention the winner of Sunday’s elections. “I wish the new government good luck and success,” Lula wrote. Argentina is a great country that deserves all our respect. “Brazil will always be ready to work with our Argentine brothers.”
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The highest inflation rate in the world
Inflation, one of the highest rates in the world (143 percent in one year), poverty that has affected 40 percent of the population despite social assistance programs, intractable debts and the decline in the value of the currency, have determined the characteristics of the voting cycle that Argentines hope will get them out of the economic crisis. وبدت خطط إنعاش ثالث أكبر اقتصاد في أميركا اللاتينية متضاربة جداً، وفقاً لوكالة الصحافة الفرنسية.
Milley, 53, is an economist who describes himself as an “anarcho-capitalist.” He has courted controversy in his television appearances and entered the political arena two years ago. This liberal pledged to get rid of the “parasitic class,” “intalize the hostile state,” and “dollarize the economy.”
The electoral contest has come as Argentines move “from one crisis to another and are on the verge of psychological collapse,” according to analyst Ana Ibaraguirre.
The country is witnessing an increase in prices from month to month, and even from week to week, while wages, including minimum wages, have fallen to 146,000 pesos ($400).
Rents have reached levels that are beyond the reach of many, and housewives are resorting to bartering to get what they need, similar to what happened after the severe economic crisis of 2001.
A study conducted by the University of Buenos Aires earlier this year showed that 68% of young people aged between 18 and 29 are ready to emigrate if given the opportunity.
People can’t stand it anymore
Although he won the support of many “angry” voters in the first round, Milli’s speech and his desire to reduce public spending in a country where 51 percent of the population receives social assistance and his intention to make it easier to purchase of weapons, also concerns.