51-year-old economist, radical liberal and provocative, Javier Milli It emerged as an election event in Buenos Aires, with a speech against politicians, second only to the ruling center-left coalition, Frende de Todos, in Sunday’s parliamentary election.
“I did not come here to lead the lambs, but to raise the lions”, He shouts Mercy Dozens of supporters in a square applauded him enthusiastically. “Long live freedom, alas!” He shouts again, accusing Argentina of “political caste” for its evils, in which he does not discriminate between right-left or opposition government.
He is on the campaign trail, but his election campaign mostly involves the economic “class” of young people and the male public, distrustful of politics, famed for this intellectual form in which books are cut off at the end of the process.
“Be honest, don’t hit around the bush”, He was praised by Daniel Guerrero, an electromechanics student living in the most humble south of Buenos Aires, going to his first election.
A line was drawn in the square to observe his New Freedom Party, which was third in the Argentine capital with 13.6% of the vote in the forced primary elections in September.
“Today, in Argentina, There is a broad socialism created by everything called political caste. We call all those who have been around for a long time and do not want to leave power a caste. Says Matías Miro, a 40-year-old freedom activist.
According to opinion polls, its strength is growing and the center-right coalition is concerned, Who has ruled Buenos Aires since 2007, does not want votes to be deducted from him. Former President Mauricio Macri (2015-2019) recently announced that “the views expressed by Milei are the views I have always expressed”.
With curious hair, Miley is a controversial character who has not combed her hair for years.
He has published several books, while being accused of stealing entire passages. In addition, he had a radio show on the web called “Demoliento Midos”. Ramiro Marra, his co-founder of the Chamber of Deputies, is a YouTube star who teaches a channel how he can invest in bitcoins.
“Getting into politics does not mean abandoning the cultural war. We are going to continue the cultural war, but now from within ”, Dice Mercy To the AFP when explaining his decision to consolidate the parliament he considers to have been victimized by thieves.
“We will never create new taxes, we will never go against life, we will never go against freedom, we will never go against property. We are going to send plans to remove this repression of the state on the people. Promising this man who wants to quote the glories of the nineteenth century, Juan Batista Alberti, the instigator of the Constitution, said: “He who does not believe in freedom as a source of wealth is unworthy of being free or does not know how to be rich.”
In the international arena, he does not care to be compared to former US President Donald Trump or Brazilian President Jair Bolzano.
All social classes
Miley’s followers are mostly men between the ages of 18 and 40, from all walks of life, According to Diego Rhinoso, a political scientist at the University of San Andres.
“Economically – in a low position, a high market – and other values, for example, his opposition to abortion is clearly right-wing.”, What’s inside Argentina The political scientist says it has been legal since 2020.
His sermon against the “political caste” he blames for the economic, social and political crisis in Argentina puts him out of the political system, which allows him to make a speech against a clear institution, and from there he invests a lot, “said Rhinoso.
And in the most backward areas of the Argentine capital, their votes were slightly higher than average, echoing their criticisms of government intervention.
“There is an explanation. There are people in those areas who have a proper job, and even if they try, they can’t get out of there and complain about the discounts they give. One might think that these sectors are asking for more financial and tax pressure, but that is not the case,” the analyst said.