Friday, December 1, 2023

Argentina chose a new president between Massa and Milei

The results are expected to be announced at 9:00 pm in that country.

A very close election is expected between the two candidates

The Minister of Economy, Sergio Massa, and the representative, Javier Milei, face each other this Sunday in the second round of the presidential election in Argentina, amid a climate plagued by political tension and uncertainty because there is no clear favorite.

More than 35 million citizens were called to participate in the runoff that was decided on October 22, when Massa finished in first place by obtaining 37% of the votes compared to the 30% achieved by Milei.

The winner will receive the presidential sash from President Alberto Fernández on December 10, the day Argentina celebrates 40 years of regaining democracy after the end of the last military dictatorship (1976-1983).

Who are the candidates?

For the second round, Massa, a 51-year-old lawyer and candidate for the Peronist coalition Together for the Nation, strengthened the strategy of presenting himself as an experienced, serious, calm and reliable politician.

He thus seeks to mark a contrast to Milei, the 53-year-old economist and standard bearer of the far-right party La Libertad Avanza, who is characterized by his innovation and more aggressive tone of speech.

The campaign has the backdrop of the severe crisis suffered by the South American country, which recorded a level of 150% inflation and 40% poverty, in addition to devaluation and debt, which conditioned internal policies.


In the change of political scenarios, facing the runoff Milei immediately got the support of Patricia Bullrich and Mauricio Macri, whom he often insulted during the campaign for the first round.

The agreement caused the dissolution of Together for Change and caused a strong confrontation between several of its leaders against Bullrich and Macri, who were accused of negotiating Milei on their own, without consulting the rest of the coalition.

Beyond the views about the progress of the campaign and the progress made by the two candidates, uncertainty seems to mark this election that, in the end, will be determined in the polls this Sunday between the continuation of Peronism or the rise of the extreme right. .

The process has started throughout the country, in fact the current president, Alberto Fernández, has already joined the process.

The electoral justice, which oversees the voting operation, announced that the official results will begin to be disseminated on Sunday starting at 9 pm local time.

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