Argentina presidential election: far-right libertarian Javier Milei wins after rival concedes


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Javier Milei, a volatile far-right libertarian who has vowed to “exterminate” inflation and take a chainsaw to the state, has been elected president of Argentina, catapulting South America’s number two economy into an unpredictable and potentially turbulent future. With nearly 90% of votes counted, the Mick Jagger impersonating TV celebrity-turned politician, who is often compared to Donald Trump, had secured nearly 56% of the vote compared to Massa’s 44.1%. Milei’s rival, the centre-left finance minister Sergio Massa, conceded defeat in a press conference on Sunday night. “Argentinians have chosen another path,” said Massa, who said he had called Milei to...