- Javier Gerardo Milei was born in Buenos Aires in 1970. The 53- year old conservative initially came in second place behind Sergio Massa in the first round, after the Peronist candidate swept the open, simultaneous, and mandatory primaries (PASO).
Milei’s victory in the second round most likely means Argentina will undergo a bold transformation plan that aims to remodel the South American country’s economy in three phases .
- Under the slogan ‘Liberty Advances,’ Milei, and his vice presidential running mate, Victoria Villarruel, proposed an ambitious vision that spans from the economy to education and security.
- In the first stage of his program, Milei would implement drastic cut in public spending and reduce taxes, and implement reforms to spark competitiveness in the commercial, financial, and labor sectors.