Argentine journalist and writer Martín Caparrós testified that next Sunday’s presidential election in Argentina is the “worst” he has ever witnessed and believes his compatriots are thinking about what is “the scariest thing to vote for.”
In two days, Argentines will return to the polls to choose a second round between the libertarian Javier Milei, new to the political board, and the peronist Sergio Massa, Minister of Economy in the current term of Alberto Fernández, as the next president of the country.
“This is a disaster. They were the worst elections I’ve ever seen in my life, and I’ve seen a lot. What people usually ask themselves all the time is the less scary thing to vote for,” said Caparrós (Buenos Aires, 1957) in an interview in the city of Zaragoza, Spain.
The writer recently published ‘The World Then’, an ambitious “history of the present”, in which he puts himself in the shoes of a historian in 2120 who wonders what life will be like a hundred years from now. past, or, in other words, the world today.
Regarding Milei and Massa, Caparrós confirmed that few people want to vote for one of the two, and that’s why “what most people do is vote against the other, and that’s not a good principle.”
“One of the two will end the administration on December 10, and in any case, there is no hope that the country will recover from this terrible situation in which it is now, with 40 percent poverty and many people who do not eat,” he explained.
He assured that Argentines no longer know what to do to make the world look at them; “we don’t know what else to invent.”
“Today we are inventing an election between an economy minister whose order resulted in 150 percent inflation and a madman who says he consults his political moves with his dead dog. If they don’t look at us, they will be very angry, because we did everything possible! And we achieved it a little, less than we should,” highlighted Caparrós.
It is not known who will win Argentina’s election next Sunday
On Thursday, Massa and Milei ended their campaigns with a view to the second round of the presidency, an open-ended election whose outcome suspended the South American country.
Sunday’s result is unknown. There is a large percentage of undecided people, and of the nine surveys published in recent weeks, five give an advantage to Milei and four to Massa, but the differences between the two in most cases fall within the margin of error of any survey.