“PCongratulations to Javier Milei for a great election as president of Argentina. The whole world was watching you! I’m very proud of you,” the Republican wrote on social media.
“You will change your country and make Argentina great again!” added Trump, who is the favorite for nomination as Republican candidate for the 2024 US presidential election.
Hours earlier, White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan congratulated the Argentine president-elect and highlighted the United States’ commitment to human rights.
“I congratulate Javier Milei on his election as president of Argentina and the Argentine people for holding free and fair elections,” said US President Joe Biden’s advisor.
“We look forward to continuing to build our strong bilateral relationship based on our shared commitment to human rights, democratic values and transparency,” Sullivan added.
Also in the United States, the owner of X (formerly Twitter), Elon Musk, congratulated Milei and assured on the social network that “Argentina has prosperity ahead of it”.
In response to another publication, the businessman said he thought the ultraliberal victory in Argentina could be the beginning of “a trend” of defeat for the left in other parts of the world.
The president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Ilan Goldfajn, congratulated Milei and offered to collaborate in the economic development of the South American country.
“Congratulations Javier Milei, president-elect of Argentina. At the IDB we are ready to continue our collaboration with the country and promote sustainable and inclusive economic development for the benefit of its citizens”, said the Brazilian, on social media.
With 97.6% of the votes counted, Javier Milei remains with 55.8% and the current Peronist Economy Minister, Sergio Massa, with 44.2%, according to official partial results from the second round of the presidential elections.
In the first round, on October 22, Massa obtained 36.78% of the votes, while Milei, who is supported by former president Mauricio Macri and defines himself as an “anarcho-capitalist” – an extreme form of liberalism defending a society Stateless capitalist – got 29.99%.
For the final stretch of the election, Milei obtained the support of third place in the first round, Patricia Bullrich.
The next Argentine president, who will succeed Peronist Alberto Fernández (2019-2023), will govern from December 10th for the period 2023-2027.
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