Javier Milei, a far-right libertarian, secures Argentina’s presidency with a 2-million-vote lead. Milei advocates for Bitcoin and considers replacing the Peso with the U.S. dollar to combat the nation’s soaring inflation. Explore the global reactions to Milei’s victory and his plans for economic reconstruction.
Javier Milei’s triumph in Argentina’s presidential run-off, securing almost 56% of the votes, signals a turning point in the nation’s political landscape. The far-right libertarian, known for endorsing Bitcoin, aims to address the economic crisis by potentially replacing the Argentinian Peso with the U.S. dollar. Unlike El Salvador’s embrace of Bitcoin, Milei sees the dollar as a response to the staggering 142.7% inflation rate.
Argentina’s interest in cryptocurrency, evident in $85.4 billion transaction volumes, aligns with Milei’s vision of empowering the private sector. His victory has elicited mixed global reactions, with former U.S. President Trump optimistic about a rejuvenated Argentina. However, concerns arise from leaders like Colombia’s President Petro, questioning the adequacy of Milei’s neoliberal agenda for Latin America’s challenges.
Milei’s win, ending Peronist dominance, marks a pivotal moment as he pledges to reconstruct Argentina and regain global standing.