Milei won in the town of Tigre, electoral home of Sergio Massa

Javier Milei, elected president of Argentina, defeated this Sunday (19) the Minister of Economy and government candidate for president Sergio Massa in the town of Tigre, in the province of Buenos Aires, where the Peronist became mayor.

Around 11:35 p.m., when 99.28% of ballot boxes were counted throughout the country, Milei appeared with 52.05% of the valid votes in Tigre, while Massa had only 47.94%.

Sergio Massa was elected mayor of Tigre in 2007, a position he held until 2009, when he took leave to become head of government for then-President Cristina Kirchner. After a year, the Peronist returned to the municipal council and, in 2011, he was re-elected.

There he was elected as a national deputy and his wife, Malena Galmarini, served as councilor and secretary of health policy between 2008 and 2019. In the 2023 elections, Malena was a pre-candidate for mayor of the city and was defeated in the primaries.

Massa was defeated by Milei in 20 of Argentina’s 23 provinces. The Peronist was only victorious in Buenos Aires (50.73%), Santigo del Estero (68.41%) and Formosa (56.5%).

Economist Javier Milei, 53, was elected president of Argentina this Sunday.

In the second round he defeated Massa, who had won the first round on October 22.

At 9:21 p.m., with 97.4% of the votes counted, Milei obtained 55.76% of the votes against 44.23% for Massa, who recognized his defeat even before the announcement of the first partial.

Milei will take office on December 10.

Second in the first round, Milei managed to reverse the situation this Sunday. A return to the second round was a feat that had only been achieved in 2015 by Mauricio Macri.

See also: Milei’s victory raises hopes for a recovery of the right in the United States and Brazil

With information from CNN Español

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