Ultraliberal economist Javier Milei is the new president of Argentina. Although many were skeptical that he could actually win, it turned out that the people of Argentina had enormous faith in him and his leadership abilities.
In his victory speech, Milei announced the "renewal of Argentina" and, as an advocate of economic shock therapy, warned that there would be no half-measures. "Historical night for Argentina," Milei told his supporters. On Sunday, November 19, in the second election round, Milei won with 55 percent of the votes vs Minister of Economy Sergi Massa.
"This is the end of the model that impoverishes the treasury, today we accept the model of freedom (libertarianism) to become a world power again. We are faced with enormous problems such as inflation, stagnation, lack of jobs, insecurity, poverty and miser.
We will only be able to solve these problems if we accept new ideas of freedom," he continued.
Javie Milei and his ideas
Milei wants to establish a solid system in which the laws and rights of every individual will be respected.
He took his task seriously and immediately wants to implement his ideas. "There is no room for gradual measures, for lukewarmness and half-measures. There are people who will resist, who will want to keep a system of privileges that suits the minority, but impoverishes the majority.
I tell them: everything that is legal is allowed, but nothing is allowed outside the law". Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva congratulated the new Argentine President, as well as Argentine institutions on another successful election process.
"Democracy is the voice of the people and must always be respected. I congratulate the Argentine institutions for conducting the election process and the Argentine people who participated on election day in an orderly and peaceful manner. I wish the new government good luck and success," said Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva.