The new President of Argentina, Javier Miley, is an extremely eccentric populist politician. Will he drive the country into an even greater crisis or is he able to help it?
On November 19, the second round of presidential elections took place in Argentina. Right-wing populist Javier Miley won the victory. He beat his opponent, Economy Minister Sergio Massa, and won almost 56% of the vote.
Miley will officially take office on December 10. Former US President Donald Trump has already congratulated the new president on his victory in the election (Miley is often compared to this American politician).
The main points of Miley’s election program concern the economy, which regularly slides into crises. In order to improve its health, Miley proposes to abandon the national currency and switch to the American dollar, as well as to liquidate the Central Bank.
In addition, the new president of Argentina also plans, for example, to update the political elite and hold a referendum on the ban on abortion.
We talk about the new president and explain how his rise to power could affect Argentina. The guest of this episode is Vladimir Ruvinsky, professor of international relations at ICESI University (Cali, Colombia).
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