Fiery right-wing populist Javier Milei wins Argentina’s presidency and promises ‘drastic’ changes

November 21, 2023

With 99.4% of votes tallied in the presidential runoff, Milei had 55.7% and Economy Minister Sergio Massa 44.3%, according to Argentina’s electoral authority. Massa of the ruling Peronist party had already conceded defeat, saying Argentines “chose another path.”“Starting tomorrow ... guaranteeing the political, social and economic functions is the responsibility of the new president. “There were lot of voters that weren’t convinced to vote Milei, who would vote null or blank. In his final campaign ad, Milei looks at the camera and assures voters he has no plans to privatize education or health care. Without providing evidence, Milei claimed that the first round of the presidential election was plagued by irregularities that affected the result.