The victory of ultraliberal Javier Miley in Argentina’s presidential elections has generated mixed reactions beyond its borders. Leaders of the region, including former US president Donald Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, have offered their congratulations to the new president.
Trump has praised Miley for his election and expressed pride in him, while Bolsonaro has congratulated the Argentine people on Milei’s victory and expressed hope for progress and freedom in Argentina. The Biden administration has invited Milei to work together on the economy, human rights, democracy, and combating climate change.
In Latin America, reactions to Milei’s triumph have been mixed. Mexican chancellor Alicia Bárcena has congratulated the Argentine nation, while Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has not commented on the victory. The presidents of Guatemala and Honduras have both expressed their congratulations, and Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele used the victory to mock his Colombian counterpart. Opposition Venezuelan leader María Corina Machado has also congratulated Javier Milei.
Within Argentina’s borders, congratulations have been pouring in for the new elected president. Former president Mauricio Macri, whose candidate Patricia Bullrich lost in the first round, has expressed hope for the future of Argentina under Milei’s leadership.