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Montevideo, November 29th 2023 - 08:55 UTC

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  • Monday, November 20th 2023 - 10:27 UTC

    Alberto Fernández meeting with Javier Milei to kick off transition

    With no sitting economy minister, who will run the country's finances during the transition? Milei and Fernández need first of all to answer that

    Despite the Nov. 20 national holiday in Argentina, President Alberto Ferfnández is expected to show up for work Monday and hold his first meeting with President-elect Javier Milei to finalize the details of the transition toward the Dec. 10 inauguration. “I trust that tomorrow we can start working with Milei to ensure an orderly transition,” wrote the head of state on social networks. It was yet to be determined whether the encounter would be at Casa Rosada, at the Olivos presidential residency, or elsewhere.

  • Monday, November 20th 2023 - 10:16 UTC

    Javier Milei to become Argentina's next president

    Sergio Massa acknowledged defeat from the campaign bunker in front of hundreds of long faces

    The ruling party's presidential candidate and current Minister of Economy of Argentina, Sergio Massa, acknowledged on Sunday the victory of his libertarian and far-right contender, Javier Milei, in the second round of elections in the country. The candidate of Libertad Avanza surpassed Massa in the ballotage by almost 11 points. The support received in the interior of the country, especially in Córdoba and Mendoza, was decisive, it was reported.

  • Saturday, November 18th 2023 - 10:57 UTC

    No favorite between Milei and Massa ahead of runoff

    Whoever wins on Sunday will succeed Alberto Fernández for the 2023-2027 term

    One day before the runoff election between Economy Minister Sergio Massa and Libertarian Congressman Javier Milei, most opinion polls do not agree on who is more likely to become Argentina's next president. The only consensus seems to hinge on the role of undecided voters who make up their minds at the last minute. In addition, many are already certain they will cast a blank ballot in a country where such an act is mandatory.

  • Friday, November 17th 2023 - 10:10 UTC

    Massa picks high school students for final campaign message

    The candidate of the ruling party outlined to the students “the damage of the other proposals.”

    Argentina's Economy Minister Sergio Massa of Unión por la Patria (UxP) chose a top public high school in Buenos Aires for his final campaign appearance, telling teenage students that his “greatest dream, the greatest utopia, is to defend equality of opportunity,” which would come from equal and free access to a first-rate education such as the Escuela Superior de Comercio Carlos Pellegrini is known for.

  • Tuesday, November 14th 2023 - 10:12 UTC

    Sergio Massa: “For me Thatcher is an enemy of the Argentine people”

    Milei's response during Sunday's debate, acknowledging Thatcher as a “great leader,” only fueled Massa's rebuttal.

    In a heated debate that unfolded on Sunday, Libertarian Congressman Javier Milei found himself at odds with Economy Minister Sergio Massa. The confrontation reached a boiling point as Milei accused Massa of employing the “falacia ad populum” strategy, dismissing technical discussions as if they were only meant for a select few, rather than the millions of voters they both aimed to represent.

  • Tuesday, November 14th 2023 - 09:19 UTC

    Argentina's monthly inflation back to one-digit figures

    The latest Indec data was released less than a week before the presidential runoff between Milei and Massa

    Argentina's National Institute of Statistics and Census (Indec) announced Monday in Buenos Aires that October's Consumer Price Index (CPI) stood at 8.3% for a 142.7% year-on-year. These results showed a return to one-digit monthly inflation after 12.7% in September and 12.4% in August for an accumulated 120% in the first ten months of 2023, Indec also noted.