“Today begins the reconstruction of Argentina. Today begins the end of Argentina’s decline,” Milley said in his victory speech. “The decadent model has come to an end. There is no going back.”
The party represented by Milej “Freedom Forward!”, which he founded in 2021, is socially conservative, but considered liberal in economic matters.
Incumbent Alberto Fernandez, who has become very unpopular, announced in the spring that he would not run for a second five-year term.
In the last year, the third largest economy of Latin America has experienced an increase in inflation to 140%, poverty has increased in the country and the value of the national currency, the peso, has fallen. The government, fighting against the depletion of foreign exchange reserves, has introduced strict currency controls and imposed higher import taxes on companies.
Dissatisfaction with the current government, which is formed by the Peronist coalition Tēvzemes saivīna, as well as with the opposition coalition Together for Change, has opened up opportunities for Milej. He has promised to “put an end to the parasitic, thieving, senseless political caste”, and has also announced that he wants to abolish the Central Bank, replace the peso with the US dollar, ban abortion, liberalize the arms trade and open the market to human organs.
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Miley celebrated his election victory with emotional jumping and dancing.