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Punk Rock politics personified

27 November 2023

4:30 AM

27 November 2023

4:30 AM

Javier Gerardo Milei, Argentina’s President-elect, is the new face of punk-rock-politics.

The unmarried, former soccer player, economics professor, singer, and TV celebrity won 55.7 per cent of the vote – knocking leftwing progressives off the leader-board, and out of office.

Reuters recalled the ‘miracle win’ (Milei’s words) saying ‘hundreds of supporters gathered in downtown Buenos Aires’ cheering, ‘Out with them all!’

Milei, 53, is popular with younger voters, who, as implied by some news outlets, see his election as a much-needed ‘yes’ to Argentina and ‘no’ to the country’s inept left-leaning, and domineering political elite.

Of these reports, some have put Milei’s win down to...

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