Javier Milei will be the new president of Argentina. The ultraliberal candidate won the second round of the election handily, obtaining 56% of the valid votes against 44% for Peronist Sergio Massa, with 87% of the ballots counted. The advantage was much greater than what the polls indicated, which predicted a tight race and an unpredictable result. Milei assumes the presidency on December 10th.

Massa, the government candidate, who faced the electoral campaign with the burden of being the current Minister of Economy in a country in deep crisis, called Milei to recognize the result, “to congratulate him and wish him good luck, because he is the president that the majority of Argentines elected for the next four years”.

“I continue to believe, just as on the first day, that Argentina needs state political agreements, that the educational system, the work system, the system of guarantees, human rights, international relations, must be agreements through which Argentina moves”, said the candidate for the Union for the Fatherland coalition in a speech.

“I understand those who feel disappointment and anger tonight. I want to say personally that I tried to leave my all in this campaign. I did this convinced because I deeply love Argentina, almost with the same intensity with which I love my children”, he continued.

And he ended with an appeal: “May the new generations come. Let us continue to make transitional and democratic change, let thousands of young people continue to fall in love with the fact that Argentina is a great country.”

At Milei’s campaign headquarters, his supporters were having a noisy party and the president-elect was preparing his speech, while he awaited the arrival of former president Mauricio Macri and the candidate defeated in the first round Patricia Bullrich, the main guarantors of his victorious candidacy. .

Massa admitted defeat in this Sunday’s election / Igor Carvalho

Javier Milei will occupy Casa Rosada, the seat of the Argentine government, from December 10th, the day Alberto Fernández’s term ends. In his first speech, Milei said that this was “a historic night: today the reconstruction of Argentina begins.”

Reactions from Brazil

The Brazilian president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, congratulated the winner of the Argentine election on his account on the social network “communist”. .

PT deputy Lindbergh Farias, deputy majority leader in the Chamber of Deputies and deputy leader of the Lula government in the National Congress, was more incisive.

The federal deputy and pre-candidate for mayor of São Paulo, Guilherme Boulos, declared that

State deputy Luciana Genro in Rio Grande do Sul was succinct

Numerous messages of solidarity appeared on social media from Brazil

Editing: Rodrigo Durão Coelho

Source: www.brasildefato.com.br

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