Mauricio Macri, former president of Argentina, celebrated this Sunday (19) the election of Javier Milei as the country’s new commander and asked for the support, trust and patience of all Argentines.
“Milei’s new government will need the support, trust and patience of all of us. What happens will depend on your management and the conviction that we Argentines maintain not to give in to the fight that will bring about real change. A spectacular future of growth, work, study and freedom awaits us,” Macri wrote on his X (Twitter) account.
Macri provided fundamental support for La Libertad Avanza’s candidate in the presidential election. In the text, the former president said Milei “knew how to listen to the voices of young people and the fatigue of millions of neglected and impoverished people.”
“Today, the majority of Argentines spoke out forcefully, opting for change and rejecting continuity. I congratulate Javier Milei for courageously representing the desire to advance and prosper that lives in the hearts of Argentines.
The majority of Argentines today express themselves forcefully, electing change and rejecting continuity. I congratulate Javier Milei for courageously representing the desire to advance and prosper that lives in the hearts of Argentines. It’s supposed to hear their voice…
– Mauricio Macri (@mauriciomacri) November 20, 2023
Economist Javier Milei (La Libertad Avanza), 53, was elected president of Argentina this Sunday.
In the second round, he beat the government candidate and current Minister of Economy, Sergio Massa (Union por la Patria), who 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 only achieved in 2015 by Mauricio Macri.
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