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Javier Milei's Landslide Victory Reshapes Argentina's Political Landscape

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Javier Milei: The President-elect Shaping Argentina's New Political Landscape

In a momentous event that marked a significant shift in Argentina's political landscape, Javier Milei was officially proclaimed the winner of the November 19 runoff election in a legislative assembly of both the Lower and Upper House. Milei's victory, which came with a hefty majority of 55.65% - equating to 14,554,560 votes, was a decisive win against his opponent, Economy Minister Sergio Massa.

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Milei's Commitment to Western Values

Following his win, Argentina’s President-elect Javier Milei embarked on his first international trip, visiting senior Biden administration officials at the White House. Interestingly, this visit coincided with President Joe Biden's absence from Washington, who was attending a memorial for former first lady Rosalynn Carter in Georgia and later traveling to Colorado. Despite Biden's absence, Milei's meeting with White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan signaled his commitment to the values of freedom and alignment with the West's international geopolitical agenda.

Investing in Technology and Clean Energy

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The meeting also served as a platform for discussing economic issues, investment in technology, clean energy, advocating human rights, and standing up for global democracies. The President-elect's focus on these areas is evident in his plans for Argentina's future, positioning the country as an active player in global discussions around these pivotal issues.

Addressing Argentina's Economic Challenges

Alongside his visit to the White House, Milei's aides also met with U.S. Treasury Department officials and the International Monetary Fund. These meetings were crucial in discussing Argentina's complex challenges and setting out plans for urgently strengthening stability while laying the groundwork for sustainable growth.

As the official prelude to the upcoming December 10 inauguration, the Senate proclaimed the presidential formula of Javier Milei and Victoria Villarruel as the winners. This victory represents a defeat for the ruling coalition's rival ticket of Sergio Massa-Agustín Rossi in the November 19 presidential runoff. The swearing-in of President-elect Milei on December 10 will also mark 40 years of uninterrupted democracy in Argentina, a significant milestone for the South American nation.

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