At the end of the presidential election poll in Argentina this Sunday evening, the ultraliberal candidate Javier Milei was elected President of the Republic with 55.95% of the votes, according to the first official partial results. His Peronist rival Sergio Massa, the current Minister of the Economy, conceded defeat with 44.04% of the votes. The result between the two candidates, however, looked close, while the country is plunged into a serious economic crisis.
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The results, showing a lead of more than 11 points for Javier Milei, were communicated by the general secretariat of the presidency, with more than 86% of the votes counted. A few minutes earlier, Sergio Massa had conceded defeat, announcing to his supporters that Javier Milei “ is the president that the majority of Argentines elected for the next four years “.
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