At the headquarters of Unión por la Patria, the ruling party Sergio MassaPeronismo filled the streets to celebrate the 15-point increase the candidate got since PASO last August.
This time, the polls were wrong. A few hours after the election, Guillermo Francos, Javier Milei’s advisor, had difficulty recognizing that the ruling party defeated them with 36.58 points against their 30.04. With these results, the appointment for the second round is November 19.
With a turnout of 74 percent of the polls, third place was occupied by Patricia Bullrich, who added 23 percent for the right. He was followed by Juan Schiaretti, with less than 7 percent, and Myriam Bregman, who fell to 3 percent.
Around eleven in the evening, Argentina time, and on her birthday, Milei came out smiling to talk to her followers. “Two years ago, if you had told us that we would face the second round of Kirchnerism, we would not have believed it,” he said, declaring that the results were not a defeat. “Out of nowhere, we have about 40 federal representatives and 8 senators.”
Likewise, he assured that his goal is to end Kirchnerism, which he described as a criminal organization and “the worst thing that happened to democracy,” because, he said, its members “are allies of Cuba, Hamas, and all the dictatorships of the world.””.
This is the most important election in recent years, if we want to continue with Kirchnerism or if we want to accept the ideas of freedom that made Argentina great in the 19th century,” said Milei, although analysts insist that Massa has distanced himself from Kirchnerism.
Long live freedom; damn it, let’s go for glory in November!” declared a euphoric Milei.
Later, Sergio Massa spoke to propose a unity government “built on the basis of bringing together the best regardless of their political strength.”
Our country is experiencing a situation full of challenges, and yet they believe that we are the best tool to build a better Argentina since December 10. Many of those who voted for us have the most patience, knowing that I will not fail you,” he explained.
I am going to be the president of labor and security,” and stated that children should carry computers and not guns in their backpacks.
In addition, surrounded by his children and his wife, he said, “Like the mistakes and achievements I made the day they were born, in taking care of my children, and for 26 years, I have been committed to building a home in the same way. With that love for the family, I will take care of every Argentine man and woman; I will accept them regardless of their religion, regardless of their thoughts or their social status.
PERONISM WAS ABLE TO RESTORE ITSELF
Peronism has shown that it has the capacity for change, which can explain the victory of Sergio Massa, “said Esteban De Gori, sociologist and political analyst at the University of Buenos Aires, on the France 24 network.
In terms of minority rights, there was a vote rejecting advances in sexual rights, and that had a reason, he added.
Javier Milei, who entered politics just two years ago, has become a candidate who is able to question the rights obtained and does not depend on a government, he said.