Javier Milei's triumph in Argentina not only rekindles the hope of the millions of voters who, in the name of change, largely preferred him to the Peronist Minister of the Economy Sergio Massa, but also of the family of the global right. From Bolsonaro to Trump, from Salvini to Abascal, the victory of the ultra-liberal Milei has been greeted with the hope that the new sovereignist wind will spread. Giorgia Meloni, like other heads of state and government, congratulated them. While South America, which a year ago celebrated its newfound unity on the left with Lula in Brazil, is worried about the new tenant of the Casa Rosada, elected in the runoff with more than eleven points ahead of his opponent (55.69% against Massa's 44.32%).
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"In Argentina, decadence ends, the model of the Peronist state that impoverishes and blesses only a few while the majority suffers. Let's go back to embracing freedom, today reconstruction begins," exulted the anarcho-capitalist in his first speech as a winner. Putting away the leather jacket and taming the disheveled forelock, Milei showed up in a suit and tie at the side of his sister Karina, his support in life and politics. "We know that there are people who will resist to maintain privileges. We will be relentless," he warned, warning that caste, which wielding a chainsaw, had promised to tear apart at its rallies. But after the moment of celebrations, which have flooded the squares of many cities in the country, there are many challenges that the president-elect must face to get the new executive up and running from December 10, the day of his inauguration, in the 40th anniversary of the end of the dictatorship.
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Among the first urgencies is the formation of the government, which sees in the role of vice-president the denialist lawyer Victoria Villaruel, defender of many soldiers convicted of crimes against humanity during the regime and promoter of the Madrid Charter against the expansion of communism. Justice should go to the controversial lawyer Mariano Cuneo Libarona, who became famous in the nineties for the Coppola scandal, the legendary manager and friend of Diego Maradona, accused of "drug possession".
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But between the boxes, the key to the Economy is still empty. The future minister will have the crucial task of putting in place the promised measures (from dollarization to the closure of the Central Bank) to get the country back on its feet, avoiding unleashing social unrest. The most accredited is Federico Sturzenegger, former governor of the Central Bank under former president Mauricio Macri, the latter a great supporter of Milei after the general elections of October 22 had cut off the candidate of his center-right United for Change (UXC) formation, Patricia Bullrich, who was also in the running for a seat.
Javier Milei wins with 55.95%
On the other hand, the numbers in Parliament are also a puzzle for the president-elect, who needs a good political strategy to stay in the saddle. His coalition, 'Freedom Advances', has only 45 MPs. A part of the 93 deputies and 24 senators of UXC could act as a crutch, but after the first round it imploded. He will be up against a patrol of 140 representatives of Peronism. Milei is already busy putting the pieces together, knowing that pressing emergencies will soon leave him no respite. Added to this is the delicate issue of transition. In the coming days, the new head of state will meet with the outgoing Alberto Fernandez. Economy Minister Massa could take a vacation by calling himself out, while Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, shocked by the defeat, goes to Italy, where she is expected to see Pope Francis, who has been repeatedly attacked by Milei. Meanwhile, Wall Street and the dollar are toasting. Shares of listed Argentine companies jumped, energy giant YPF in the odor of privatization up to 38%. And even though markets in Argentina are closed for holidays, the online greenback has soared over a thousand pesos. Among the messages of good wishes were also those of the head of the IMF, Kristalina Georgieva, with whom Milei will have to negotiate a payment of two billion in January.
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