Right-wing Javier Milei Wins Argentina’s Presidential Election
Anti-socialist and Libertarian Party candidate Javier Milei won Argentina’s presidential election on Sunday, causing hundreds of Argentines to flood the streets to celebrate. Milei’s victory is a substantial shift to the right for the Argentine government.
Milei secured 55.7 percent of the electoral vote, while his opponent, Economy Minister Sergio Massa, received 44.3 percent. Milei and Massa represent starkly different ideological policies, and Milei’s win is expected to cause major changes to Argentina’s economy and political direction.
In a speech after the results of the election, Milei said:
The model of decadence has come to an end, there’s no going back. We have monumental problems ahead: inflation, lack of work, and poverty. The situation is critical and there is no place for tepid half-measures.
Milei vs. Massa: As economic minister, Massa presided over the country’s worst economic crisis in decades. He oversaw Argentina’s plunge into debt, spread of poverty, and compounding inflation. While his campaign focused on using centralist policies to address the country’s economic crisis, Milei offered a rejection of the traditional political establishment.
Milei promised dramatic economic changes and unconventional policies. He endorsed reducing government spending, dollarizing the economy, and shuttering the central bank. Milei’s anti-establishment campaign echoed the voters’ desire for a change to the status quo and a need for tougher policies to tackle the economic challenges.
After Milei’s victory, hundreds of supporters celebrated in Argentina’s streets.
Europe’s connection: Argentina’s political shift right reflects a trend also occurring in Europe. Citizens in both Latin America and Europe are upset with their current government administrations, and they are reacting by looking for stronger leaders.
This similar shift in both regions is not coincidence.
Latin America and Europe are linked culturally, religiously and even militarily. So it should be no surprise that they are also compatible politically. Most importantly, however, Bible prophecy connects these two regions.
In 1962, the Trumpet’s predecessor magazine, the Plain Truth, wrote:
The United States is going to be left out in the cold as two gigantic trade blocs, Europe and Latin America, mesh together and begin calling the shots in world commerce.
Learn more: Read “Why You Need to Know About This Historic New Trade Deal.”