Who is Javier Milei? The far-right who won the elections in Argentina – El Sol de México

The candidate for La Libertad Avanza Javier Milei, who this Sunday won with more than 50 percent of the votes in the Argentine elections, is a 53-year-old economist who came to politics full of controversies.

Javier Gerardo Milei was born on October 22 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is the son of businessman Norberto Milei and Alicia Lucich, with whom he has not had a close relationship for more than 10 years, according to the far-rightist said in several interviews during his presidential campaign.

Contrary to what happens with his “parents”, as he refers to his parents, he maintains a very close relationship with his sister Karina, who, having a degree in public relations, also served as his campaign manager in the elections that led to him. led to victory in Argentina.

Javier Milei studied economics at the University of Belgrano and also completed two master’s degrees, one at the Institute of Economic and Social Development (IDES) and the other at the Torcuato di Tella University.

Part of his career began as a professor at the University of Buenos Aires, later he was an advisor to the Argentine State at the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and was also a senior economist at HSBC.

His political career began in 2019 when he announced his affiliation with the Libertarian Party and was later named its honorary president. Javier Milei showed his refusal to the government of his predecessor Alberto Ferández and it was in 2020 that he announced from his Instagram account his intentions to run to be a national deputy under the Frente Despertar party.

It was not until July 2021 that La Libertad Avanza was officially created, a party that led it to win the elections this November 19.


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