Milei's Presidency: Implications For Argentina, El Salvador, And Bitcoin Adoption

On November 19, 2023, Argentine voters elected Javier Gerardo Milei, an Austrian economist known for his candid and unconventional style, as their new president. He ran on a platform promising substantial reforms: cutting spending, reducing government intervention, addressing inflation, and eliminating the central bank.

Milei’s path to victory was unexpected. In the general elections, he secured second place with 30% of the vote, trailing Sergio Massa of the Peronist establishment, who garnered 37%. Patricia Bullrich, former Minister of Security under President Macri’s administration, obtained 24%. These results forced Balotaje, or a run-off election between Massa and Milei.

On the run-off…

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