Argentina’s Milei faces enormous hurdles to govern
Javier Milei may have won an unexpectedly large majority in Argentina’s presidential election but the self-declared “anarcho-capitalist” faces huge obstacles to implementing his radical programme to shrink government and dollarise the economy.
Argentina’s dire state, with inflation running at 143 per cent a year, a wildly unrealistic official exchange rate and unsustainable public finances, would pose a daunting challenge for any new head of state.
But Milei, a first-term legislator with no executive experience, is far short of a majority in congress. His insurgent party La Libertad Avanza, hobbled in...