Argentina elects right-wing libertarian Javier Milei as new president


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Argentina has elected right-wing libertarian Javier Milei as its new president, rolling the dice on an outsider with radical views to build an economy battered by triple-digit inflation, a looming recession and rising poverty. Official data showed Milei with near 56% versus just over 44% for his rival, Peronist Economy Minister Sergio Massa, who conceded defeat in a speech. The result once again caught pollsters off guard who had predicted a closer race. In downtown Buenos Aires hundreds of Milei supporters honked horns and chanted his popular refrain against the political elite – out with all of them” – as...