In the second half of the game for the Presidency of Argentina, Javier Gerardo Milei became one of the professional politicians he hated the most. The Lion, as he was nicknamed, stopped roaring. This ultra-liberal economist, known for his insults and outbursts of anger in front of the cameras, remained calm even when contradicted. He hugged the caste he was about to kick. Are you starting to hide your thoughts again? “We will not privatize health. We will not privatize education. We will not privatize football. “We will not allow the unrestricted carrying of weapons,” he promised in his latest electoral advertisement. Until a few months ago, the candidate of the far-right party La Libertad Avanza said the opposite. The deregulation of the arms market and the privatization of education through a voucher system are proposals written into his electoral platform, but since they are not very popular, he is now showing others. Milei aims to win power next Sunday against the official candidate, the Minister of Economy, Sergio Massa.
The transformation of a person who for two years was seen as a luxurious outsider in the Chamber of Deputies reminds one of the most famous phrases attributed to the former president Carlos Menem: “If I say what I will do, no one will vote for me.” But Milei said it and then repeated it, as happened with his support for the sale of organs, the sale of children or allegations of electoral fraud. Its countless contradictions force Argentines to choose who to there are two versions of the candidate to believe in. If he wins, his true face will begin to be revealed starting December 10, when the next president takes office.
Milei was born in Buenos Aires on October 22, 1970 in a middle-class family. Son of Norberto, a bus driver who became the owner of a transportation company, and Alicia, a housewife. Milei said she was raised amidst beatings, humiliation and verbal abuse.