The particular female universe that surrounds the next president of Argentina, Javier Milei, arouses disbelief and fascination in the country. Comparable to the cast of a Pedro Almodóvar film, the extravagant ‘troop’ of women who accompanied the leader of La Libertad Avanza (ultra-right), Karina Milei, Victoria Villarruel, Lilia Lemoine and Fátima Flórez, produced the all kinds of speculations and controversies.
However, the Argentine feminist movement insists that the economist’s ideas endanger the rights of women and, therefore, of the whole society. However, despite frequent accusations against him of misogyny and machismo, his closest circle is made up mostly of women.
Karina Milei, the sister
For his brother he is ‘The Boss’, because he is the teacher of the La Libertad Avanza campaign; She has been compared to Isabel Perón, former president of Argentina (1974-1976) and widow of General Juan Domingo Perón, and to Kim Yo-jong, the sister of the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un.
A graduate of Public Relations and a tarot fan, she is 51 years old – two years younger than her brother – and has become his main adviser and confidante, to the point that her brother jokes that she will become the “first lady” – before. knowing his relationship with Flórez.
His number was linked a few months ago to the alleged trafficking of candidates in the interior provinces of the country, a case investigated by Justice.
Victoria Villarruel, the next vice president
The current deputy has been accused of being a “denier” of the last military dictatorship in Argentina (1976-1983), after several times denying the number of 30,000 disappeared people, accepted by human rights organizations.
Daughter of the late Lieutenant Colonel Eduardo Marcelo Villarruel, who participated in the so-called Operation Independence, which was deployed in 1975 and is considered the beginning of repression, this lawyer founded the Center for Legal Studies on Terrorism and its Victims (CELTYV) in 2006.
This association organized many tributes to “the victims of the left-wing terrorism of the seventies, carried out by the People’s Revolutionary Army (ERP, communist ultra-left) and Montoneros (Peronist left) guerrillas.” According to Milei, he will put the areas of Security and Defense in his cabinet.
Lilia Lemoine, the makeup artist and elected representative
‘Influencer’, scourge of feminism, supporter of flat earth theories and follower of ‘cosplay’ – an activity widely practiced in Japan that consists of dressing up as the world’s most popular characters in manga, anime or comics -, Lilia Lemoine is the creator of Milei’s image.
Elected deputy, he was in charge of outlining the future president’s face to enhance his features and retouching his characteristic hairstyle.
During the campaign he made provocative statements, such as the interview in which he expressed his desire to promote a bill so that men can “leave fatherhood” if their sexual partners “perforate” their condoms or his recent threat to a journalist to lose his job because of the privatization of public media that Milei will promote.
Fátima Flórez, the bride
The latest to join Milei’s universe is her current partner, a famous television face known for her impersonations of very famous people in Argentina, but especially former president Cristina Fernández (2007- 2015), current vice president.
“We are similar to each other,” commented the comedian, smiling, when the couple visited the historic talk show of the nonagenarian Mirtha Legrand, a real television event, because it was the first time they spoke in public about themselves and at the same time. program where they met.
Flórez and Milei announced their relationship in August and, since then, there has been no shortage of rumors about whether it was a setup.
Previously, it was only known that Milei had a relationship at the age of 47 or 48. On the other hand, her “little four-legged children” are known, as she calls them, her four mastiff dogs , clones of his deceased first pet and emotional totem, Conan.
Although at the end of the campaign in October he had a prominent role, greeting the crowd with an affected gesture referring to Eva Perón’s ‘Evita’, later he kept a discreet background until the point that Milei was asked about one’s relationship. in his last interviews.
“Fátima is there, she is next to my brother. My praetorians are there. See if (everything) is good for me to stand in terms of politics,” said the former candidate and, since December 10, the next president in Argentina.