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Far-Right Libertarian Javier Milei Elected as Argentina’s Next President

HeadlineNov 20, 2023

In Argentina, far-right libertarian Javier Milei has been elected president. Official results Sunday showed Milei, who’s been compared to Donald Trump, with 56% of votes, defeating centrist Peronist candidate Sergio Massa, who conceded defeat. Milei is a climate crisis denier who has proposed banning abortion, easing restrictions on guns, and has vowed to shut down Argentina’s central bank and replace the nation’s currency with the U.S. dollar. Milei has also questioned the tally of murders committed by the Argentine military dictatorship during Argentina’s Dirty War from 1976 to 1983. Milei spoke from Buenos Aires Sunday night.

President-elect Javier Milei: “Argentina’s situation is critical. The changes our country needs are drastic. There’s no room for gradualism. There’s no room for tepidity. There’s no room for half-measures.”

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