Elections The Rise of Javier Milei: Can the Libertarian Congressman Win the Argentine Elections?


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Javier Gerardo Milei (Spanish pronunciation: [xaˈβjeɾ miˈlej] i; born 22 October 1970) is an Argentine economist and politician. He has authored several books on politics and economics, and hosted the radio programs Demoliendo mitos and Cátedra libre.


The upcoming Argentine elections have captured the attention of the political world, thanks in part to the rise of a relatively unknown candidate. Javier Milei, a libertarian congressman of the Liberty Advances coalition, has recently gained immense popularity amongst voters and has been polling at around 30 percent of the vote—the most of any coalition or candidate. But can he really win the election? In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at Milei’s background, his policies, and his chances of winning the election.

Javier Milei is an Argentine economist, professor, and author, known for his controversial views on economic policies. He is a staunch libertarian who believes in free market economics and limited government intervention. He gained national prominence a few years ago when he started appearing in TV debates, arguing against Keynesian economics and advocating for individual liberty. This made him popular among the younger generation, who are disillusioned with the old political system.

Milei’s main policy proposals include the privatization of public companies, the elimination of subsidies, and a radical simplification of the tax system. He believes that Argentina’s economic problems are caused by the excessive government intervention and that the only way to fix them is to reduce the size of the public sector and rely on the private sector instead. His views have been criticized by some for being too extreme and unrealistic, but they have also attracted a significant following among those who believe that the current system is broken.


To win the election, Milei will need to beat the two other candidates polling in double digits: conservative former Security Minister Patricia Bullrich of Together for Change and current Economy Minister Sergio Massa of the Peronist Union for the Homeland coalition. While Milei has gained a lot of popularity in a short period of time, he faces tough competition from the political establishment. Many believe that he won’t be able to appeal to a wide enough audience to win the election.

The field is rounded out by Myriam Bregman of Left and Workers’ Front Unity and Juan Schiaretti of the We Do for Our Country. Bregman is a human rights lawyer who is known for her leftist views and criticism of the capitalist system. Schiaretti is the current governor of the province of Cordoba and has a wide support base in his home region. While they both have significant followings, they are polling lower than Milei and are seen as unlikely to win the election.

Javier Milei has become a political sensation in Argentina, thanks to his radical views on economic policies and his outspoken personality. While he has gained significant support among young voters, he faces an uphill battle in winning the election against established candidates. The key question is whether he can appeal to a wider audience and convince them that his policies are the right ones for Argentina. Regardless of the outcome, Milei’s rise is a sign that the political landscape in Argentina is changing, and that the voice of libertarianism is becoming louder.
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