The official candidate promised to convene a government of national unity if he wins on November 19
The governor of Buenos Aires, also from Unidad por la Patria, won re-election
The current Minister of Economy, Sergio Massa, and the ultranationalist, Javier Milei, will go to the second round of the presidential election in Argentina, since none of the candidates exceeded 45 percent of the votes, according to 94.56 percent of checking.
Massa, candidate of Unión por la Patria, got 36.44 percent of the ballots (8.9 million votes), while Milei, candidate of La Libertad Avanza, got 30.11 percent of the votes (7.4 million). In third place, with 23.86 percent (5.8 million votes), is the candidate of Together for Change, Patricia Bullrich, former Minister of Security during the presidency of Mauricio Macri.
In fourth place is the We Do for Our Country (HpNP) candidate, Juan Schiaretti, with 6.89 percent; and in fifth place the candidate of the Left and Workers Front, Myriam Bregman, with 2.67 percent support.
The candidate with the most votes, who envisions himself as president despite the “complex situation full of challenges and difficulties” experienced in Argentina, called for a government of national unity which he will call “best, regardless of their political. strength , not based on partyocratic agreements”.
While he was grateful for his growth of 15 points compared to the primary (STEP), he took advantage of the occasion to thank the voters of the 40th anniversary “of the birth of the new democratic era.” “In some way, the Argentines have shown and adopted this system, as a system of choosing those in charge,” he said, emphasizing the rights that have been achieved. “I am convinced that this is not a shit country, as they say, this is a great country,” he declared.
In this sense, it promotes democratic values, referring to public education or the freedom of values. Therefore, he indicated that his goal was to “establish more order, security, not improvisation”, to this end he advocated “establishing clear rules in the face of uncertainty.”
Milei, who promoted the entry of his party into the national Parliament, declared that “from having no party to becoming the first national force to compete with Kirchnerism in just two years is a truly historic achievement.” Instead, he stated that, if the country wants change, an alliance is needed” against Peronism.
Bullrich, who accepted his defeat in a speech given after the results were announced, declared that his “cause goes beyond an election period.” “Our values cannot be sold or bought, we will not negotiate, we will change when Argentina needs it,” he said, before adding that the country “must abandon populism if it wants to end poverty.”
In the elections in Argentina, where it is necessary to go to the polls, 77.6 percent of Argentines participated. Only 1.9 voted blank and 0.8 voted null, according to data from the National Electoral Chamber.
Massa won decisively in the province of Buenos Aires, with a difference of more than 17 percentage points compared to the second most voted, Milei. The governor of Buenos Aires, Axel Kicillof, of Unión por la Patria, won 45 percent of the votes, achieving re-election.
All the polls gave Milei as the favorite, which surprised the main elections for the Presidency, PASO, which took advantage of a vote that was not satisfied with the “caste model.” Since no candidate achieved 45 percent of the votes or 40 percent with ten points more than the next most preferred option, the second round will take place on November 19. Then you will know who you are. -occupied by Casa Rosada.
From abroad, the president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, did not hesitate to react to the results of the presidential election in Argentina, where he congratulated the Argentine people. “Argentina defeated barbarism. This is the time of hope. You choose between barbarism and hope,” he said through his profile on the social network X, formerly known as X.
The Puebla Group, a coordination space for progressive leaders from the Ibero-American countries, celebrated that Massa was the most voted candidate: “Progressivism is growing in Argentina! Sergio Massa went to the second round of first place. Congratulations to the people of Argentina for an impeccable election day,” he said.