Javier Milei’s Surge Shakes Up Argentine Presidential Race

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Argentine libertarian candidate Javier Milei is causing a stir in the country’s presidential race with Trump-like elements, although he rejects the comparison. Milei’s anti-establishment stance propelled him to the front-runner position after his surprising performance in the primary elections. He advocates for anti-establishment policies, including the right to bear arms, ending the Argentine central bank, dollarizing the economy, and legalizing the sale of human organs. He’s also engaged in verbal battles with Pope Francis and openly discussed personal matters on national television. Milei faces challenges from Minister of Economy Sergio Massa and former Minister of Security Patricia Bullrich, but recent polls show Milei leading. The struggles of Argentine’s economy and inflation have fueled Milei’s appeal as a brash libertarian alternative.