Javier Millay, a libertarian economist, has won the presidential election in Argentina. Millay campaigned on a platform that promised to cut government spending by closing government offices, including the central bank, and implementing a dollarization process. Despite originally being considered an outsider in Argentine politics, Millay won the election with 56% of the votes, and his victory has led to questions about government leadership and governance.
Millay is known for his eccentric personality and unusual private life. He is unmarried and does not have children, but he does have four dogs that are essentially his “children”. He has promoted himself as a tantric sex expert and has provided advice on group sex, and his behavior has raised eyebrows in the conservative country of Argentina.
Overall, Millay’s rise to power has been attributed to the previous regime’s failures, particularly in the areas of hyperinflation and economic depression. Many Argentinians were frustrated and disappointed with the state of the economy, and saw Millay as a way to bring change to the country. This support for Millay came from various sectors, including young people and parts of the working class that would traditionally align with the establishment left.
Following his victory, the political landscape in Argentina remains divided, and there is uncertainty about how governing will function in practice. Millay’s “Freedom is Progressive” party only received 37 out of 257 seats in the House of Representatives, which highlights the intensity of polarization and the challenges of governing in the future. At the same time, there are high hopes and expectations for Millay to address the real problems that Argentina faces and provide effective solutions.
In summary, Millay’s unconventional rise to power has opened a chapter of change in Argentina, and his leadership will be closely watched in the coming months and years.