REACTION: Javier Milei Wins Argentina’s Presidency

By AQ Editors

The libertarian lawmaker finished 11 points ahead of economy minister Sergio Massa. Experts analyze what happened and what’s next for the country.

On Sunday, November 19, Javier Milei won Argentina’s presidential runoff election, taking 55.7% of the vote to Sergio Massa’s 44.3%. The 11-point margin was larger than some polls had predicted, voters backing Milei’s message of drastic change as the country deals with inflation above 140% and a 40% poverty rate. Massa, the incumbent economy minister, conceded early in the night.  AQ asked observers to share their reaction to the result: Juan Cruz Díaz, managing director at Cefeidas Group Part of Javier Milei’s victory could be attributed to his ability to...

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