Former US President Javier Miley declared that he would “make Argentina great again.”
Former US President Donald Trump congratulated liberal candidate Javier Miley on his victory in the Argentine presidential elections. Miley, self-described “Anarcho-capitalism” He has been compared to Trump due to his brash personality and anti-Argentine tirade “Political class.”
Miley defeated Economy Minister Sergio Massa in the runoff on Sunday, receiving nearly 56% of the vote compared to 44% for Massa. Miley’s 11-point win defied pre-election polls, which showed him only slightly ahead of Massa.
“The whole world was watching! I’m proud of you. You’re going to change your country and make Argentina truly great again!” Trump wrote on his Social Truth platform on Sunday.
Both Miley and Trump entered politics as outsiders, vowing to dismantle the political establishment in their countries. His fiery speeches against Argentina “political class” Reflects Trump’s criticism against Washington, DC “swamp,” Both men won by promising to reduce social spending, control inflation, and take a hard line against China’s growing power.
Describing himself as “Anarcho-capitalism” Miley promised to abolish the Argentine Central Bank, replace the Argentine peso with the US dollar as the country’s official currency, and close more than half of the Argentine government ministries.
His victory ends nearly twenty years of rule by the Peronist party, the left-wing political machine that has won ten of the 13 presidential elections it has been allowed to run since 1946. Over the past decade, inflation has risen to nearly 10%. With the poverty rate reaching 150%, the number of Argentines living in poverty rose to 40%, and the peso fell to a record low against the US dollar.
“The model of decadence has come to an end. “There’s no going back,” Miley made the announcement in his victory speech on Sunday. “Enough of the power of the poor. Today we once again embrace the ideal of freedom, to once again become a global power.”