Argentina elects ‘shock therapy’ libertarian Javier Milei as president

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By Nicolás Misculin, Lucinda Elliott and Walter Bianchi BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) -Argentina elected right-wing libertarian Javier Milei as its new president on Sunday, rolling the dice on an outsider with radical views to fix an economy battered by triple-digit inflation, a looming recession and rising poverty. Official results showed Milei with near 56% versus just over 44% for his rival, Peronist Economy Minister Sergio Massa, who conceded in a speech. The result once again caught pollsters off guard who had predicted a closer race. In downtown Buenos Aires hundreds of Milei supporters honked …

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