Mixed reactions as Javier Milei wins Argentina presidential election

Mixed reactions as Javier Milei wins Argentina presidential election

The election of libertarian outsider Javier Milei as Argentina’s new president has sparked a variety of reactions from around the globe.

After decades of economic stagnation, the Latin American country decided to take a chance on the eccentric economist’s radical reform agenda and handed Milei resounding victory on Sunday.

His election signals a sharp upheaval of the nation’s institutions and economy in the face of public outrage over record poverty rates and high inflation under the center-left Peronist coalition.

“I am a democratic man, and I only care about what the general public thinks.” To ensure a smooth transition, I believe we can begin working with Javier Milei tomorrow, said incoming President Alberto Fernandez.

“I congratulate Javier Milei for gallantly expressing the Argentinian people’s desire to advance and prosper.” Former President Mauricio Macri claimed that he was adept at listening to the needs of millions of underprivileged and neglected people.

Many states are concerned about Milei’s potential leadership of the Latin American country, as evidenced by reactions from all over the world.

People’s voice

Jake Sullivan, a national security advisor, was the source of Washington’s response. He praised the newly elected president as well as “the people of Argentina for holding free and fair elections.”

“Based on our shared commitment to human rights, democratic values, and transparency,” he continued, “we look forward to expanding upon our strong bilateral relationship.”

President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of Brazil said, “Democracy is the voice of the people, and it must always be respected. “I wish the new government luck and success.”

Not everyone in the neighborhood, though, was so understanding.

In Argentina, the extreme right has prevailed. It is the society’s choice. The relationships between Colombia and Argentina and the ties between their communities are upheld in a respectful manner, which is unfortunate for Latin America. President of Colombia Gustavo Petro said, “I congratulate Milei.

President Gabriel Boric of Chile declared, “In my capacity as president, I will do everything in my power to maintain the unity and cooperation of our sister countries for the benefit of all.”

world with multiple poles

Argentina and the European Union are close allies. I appreciate Alberto Fernandez’s outstanding cooperation over the past few years. Charles Michel, president of the European Council, wrote on X, “I look forward to continuing this cooperation for the benefit of our peoples.

Russia also took a cautious stance. Reevaluating ties with Moscow and support for Ukraine has been mentioned by Milei in the past.

We anticipate further development of the path toward multipolarity commitment, independent foreign policy, and a steadfast defense of national interests. According to Dimitry Feokitistov, the Russian state news agency RIA Novosti, “We are confident that Argentina’s accession to BRICS will facilitate this, opening up new horizons and opportunities for it.”

According to Kremlin spokesman Dimitry Peskov, the organization wanted to keep close ties with Buenos Aires despite Milei’s remarks about Russia.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the president of Ukraine, was much more forthcoming.

Zelenskyy wrote on X, “Congratulation to Javier Milei on his convincing victory in Argentina’s presidential elections.” I appreciate his unambiguous support for Ukraine. I’m excited to collaborate with you to improve our relationship and bring about global law-based order.

Beijing wants to “continue our friendship, boost our respective development and revitalization with win-win cooperation,” according to a spokesperson for China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Argentina’s faltering economy is largely attributable to China.

Congratulations to President-elect Javier Milei, wrote Kristalina Georgieva, head of the International Monetary Fund, with which Buneo Ares has a $44 billion loan program. In the upcoming period, we anticipate collaborating closely with him and his administration to create and carry out a comprehensive strategy to protect macroeconomic stability and promote inclusive growth for all Argentinians.

Milei is frequently compared to former US president Donald Trump, who also sent congratulations.

“Congratulation to Javier Milei on winning the Argentine presidential election. The entire world was looking on! You have my utmost admiration. You’ll rebuild your nation and truly restore Argentina’s greatness!

Jair Bolsanaro, the former president of Argentina, also responded favorably.

Source: Aljazeera


234Radio is Africa's Premium Internet Radio that seeks to export Africa to the rest of the world.

Leave a Reply