Javier Milei only second – why the Gaucho Trump could still become President of Argentina

The right-wing populist Javier Milei is for access to firearms, the approval of organ trafficking and the dismantling of the welfare state. This means he made it into the runoff election in Argentina and has a good chance of becoming president.

He had hoped for even more. The triumph in the first round of voting. At least first place for the runoff election. His supporters chanted all day long: “La casta tiene miedo,” which means something like: The political class is afraid of us.

Then the election results came in, giving the eccentric right-wing populist Javier Milei only second place (30 percent) in the Argentine presidential election behind Sergio Massa, the candidate of the ruling left-wing populist Peronists. The economics minister got 36 percent.