Trump-admiring populist Milei wins in Argentina, edging the country closer to a dollarized economy

Posted on AllSides November 20th, 2023
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Argentina’s Javier Milei, a far-right political outsider often compared to former U.S. President Donald Trump, vowed to deliver on his radical economic policies shortly after winning the country’s presidential run-off.

Milei, whose term will run from Dec. 10 through to the end of 2027, staged a resounding win in Sunday’s vote by a wider-than-expected margin.

He received roughly 56% of the vote, according to provisional results, comfortably beating Peronist Economy Minister Sergio Massa, who conceded after receiving just over 44%.

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