The New York Times reports:
A far-right libertarian candidate won Argentina’s open presidential primary election on Sunday, a surprising showing for a politician who wants to adopt the U.S. dollar as Argentina’s official currency and embraces comparisons to Donald Trump.
Javier Milei, 52, a congressman, economist and former television pundit, secured 30 percent of the vote with 96 percent of the ballots counted, making him the front-runner for the presidency in the fall general election.
Although hard-right forces have gained new influence in several powerful nations in recent years, including the United States, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden and Finland, they have also suffered some defeats, including in Spain and Brazil.
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Milei says climate change is a “socialist lie.”
Javier Milei, a far-right libertarian who wants to abolish Argentina’s central bank and adopt the U.S. dollar as the country’s currency, is now the front-runner to be elected president in the fall. https://t.co/NYajp85xIh
— New York Times World (@nytimesworld) August 14, 2023
Far-right populist Javier Milei, an admirer of former U.S. President Donald Trump, rocked Argentina’s political establishment by emerging as the biggest vote-getter in primary elections to choose presidential candidates for the October general election. https://t.co/aPsTCMQlea
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 14, 2023