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Javier Milei crushes Argentine left, becomes world's first libertarian head of state
https://www.foxnews.com/world/javier-milei-crushes-argentine-left-becomes-worlds-first-libertarian-head-state

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – How can the current economy minister of a nation with 140% inflation and 40% living below the poverty line win a presidential election? It turns out that he can't, at least not in Argentina.

Libertarian outsider congressman and economist Javier Milei, of the Liberty Advances party, won a decisive victory tonight over the establishment's center-left candidate, the Peronista Sergio Massa.

With 99.3% of the votes counted, Milei stood at 55.7% versus 44.3% for Massa. While Massa won the vote-rich province of Buenos Aires by a little over 1%, Milei won the city proper of Buenos Aires, and then crushed Massa in the vote-rich northern provinces of Cordoba, Santa Fe, and Mendoza.

Milei enjoyed a slight lead in the polls heading into the final week of the election, but political analysts noted that Milei had significantly underperformed in the first round election last month. While expected to win, Milei only won 30% of the vote in the first round, to Massa's nearly 37%. Former center-right Security Minister Patricia Bullrich placed third with 24% of the vote.

Thus, Milei's critical mission was to consolidate the support of first-round Bullrich voters. Polls showed that he was likely to win 70-75% of Bullrich supporters, while splitting backers of fourth-place Cordoba governor Juan Schiaretti 50/50 with Massa. Milei appears to have not merely met, but exceeded, those expectations.

Javier Milei won against Peronista Sergio Massa.

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The hapless current President Alberto Fernandez has been nowhere to be seen for months, and it has been widely suspected that Massa is the one who has really been making major economic and political decisions over the course of the year.

At 76% turnout, voting was robust and steady throughout the day, as Argentinians expressed their considerable dissatisfaction with the dominant political force in political life for three quarters of a century: the Peronist party of Juan Domingo and Evita Peron.

Tonight the Argentinian electorate addressed a fundamental question: is it better to go with the devil you know, or the devil you don't?

Argentina's economy is in a sorry state. It was once the world's largest economy prior to when Juan Peron took over.
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Kinda looks like the southern hemisphere contains most of the world's intelligent voters -- is it a gravity thing?  :-)

Seriously, how did Argentina get that stupid to begin with to "elect" Fernandez and Massa? Ballot box stuffing? Covid-related voting laws enacted without following their Constitution? One wonders......
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Excellent. :devious:

So, what is Argentina's heli-lift capacity and how long will it take to give "free helicopter rides" to every filthy leftist scumbag in that poor, socialist-beknighted country? Including the ghost of Evita Peron (and Madonna if she shows up to give any lip about it).

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Excellent. :devious:

So, what is Argentina's heli-lift capacity and how long will it take to give "free helicopter rides" to every filthy leftist scumbag in that poor, socialist-beknighted country? Including the ghost of Evita Peron (and Madonna if she shows up to give any lip about it).



The only lip Madonna gives is where she wraps them around, uh......never mind. :whistling:
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Some unexpected good news! :yahoo:

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"There's A Lot More Chainsaw": Argentine President Milei To Fire 70,000 Government Workers
https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/theres-lot-more-chainsaw-argentine-president-milei-fire-70000-government-workers

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Argentina's libertarian president Javier Milei, perhaps best known for his shotgun approach to government jobs...

Bloomberg reports that Argentina's President Javier Milei is planning to fire 70,000 government workers
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... plans to fire 70,000 government workers in the coming months, in what Bloomberg called "one of the clearest signs yet of how the libertarian’s chainsaw-style approach intends to slash the swollen state."

Beyond the job cuts, Milei also boasted at an event on Tuesday that he has frozen public works, cut off some funding to provincial governments and terminated more than 200,000 social welfare plans, which he labeled as corrupt, all as part of his strategy to reach a fiscal balance at any cost this year.

A good start. Argentina's government is severely bloated.
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