The BBC reports:
Argentines have elected far-right libertarian outsider Javier Milei, 53, as their new president. With almost all votes counted, Mr Milei had won close to 56% in the decisive run-off, ahead of his left-wing rival, Sergio Massa, with 44%. The radical newcomer’s victory has been described as “a political earthquake”. It has been welcomed by like-minded politicians such as US ex-President Donald Trump, who said Mr Milei would “Make Argentina Great Again”.
Sometimes dubbed “El Loco” (the madman) by his critics, Mr Milei has promised drastic changes, which include ditching the local currency, the peso, for the dollar and “blowing up” the central bank. He has also proposed cutting welfare payments and slashing bureaucracy by closing the ministries of culture, women, health and education, among others. On social issues, the president-elect wants to loosen gun laws, abolish abortion, and allow the sale and purchase of human organs.
Read the full article. The cult is exulting.
Argentina, back in its familiar position of being a fiscal and economic disaster zone, has elected a classic chaos agent, in the form of right-wing economist Javier Milei https://t.co/7g3HW2KWfM
— Axios (@axios) November 20, 2023
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) November 20, 2023
We now have Orban in Hungary, a right-wing government in Poland, Giorgia Meloni in Italy, and Milei in Argentina. A global right has emerged, and its crowning achievement will be—if it happens—Trump winning again in the US in 2024!
— Dinesh D’Souza (@DineshDSouza) November 19, 2023
Here is the man who was just elected President of Argentina, detailing his plans for the government.pic.twitter.com/RLaglC2OBj
— Spike Cohen (@RealSpikeCohen) November 19, 2023
Argentina has elected Javier Milei, a 53-year-old right-wing climate-denying TV pundit with no governing experience, to be its new president. Labeled “Argentina’s Trump,” Milei hopes to overturn a law that legalizes abortion and may cut ties with Brazil.https://t.co/RvK00DTjvh
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) November 20, 2023