Javier Millay, an unconventional libertarian economist, has been elected as the president of Argentina. Millay campaigned on a platform that promised to cut government spending by closing government offices, including the central bank, and implementing a dollarization process. Despite being considered an outsider in Argentine politics, Millay won the election with 56% of the votes. His victory has led to questions about government leadership and governance.
Millay is known for his eccentric personality and unusual private life. He is unmarried and does not have children, but he does have four dogs that are essentially his “children”. He has promoted himself as a tantric sex expert and has provided advice on group sex, which has raised eyebrows in the conservative country of Argentina.
The rise of Millay to power can be attributed to the previous regime’s failures, particularly in the areas of hyperinflation and economic depression. Many Argentinians were frustrated and disappointed with the state of the economy, and saw Millay as a way to bring change to the country. This support for Millay came from various sectors, including young people and parts of the working class that would traditionally align with the establishment left.
Following his victory, there remains uncertainty about how governing will function in practice in Argentina. The “Freedom is Progressive” party only received 37 out of 257 seats in the House of Representatives, highlighting the intensity of polarization and challenges ahead for governing in future years. However, there are high hopes and expectations for Millay to address real problems facing Argentina and provide effective solutions.
In summary, Javier Millay’s unconventional rise to power has opened a chapter of change in Argentina, and his leadership will be closely watched in coming months and years to see if he can deliver on his promises to improve economic conditions for all citizens