Javier Milei’s election as President of Argentina marks a significant political turn due to his libertarian stance and proposals for radical economic reform. His personality traits suggest he will be a hands-on leader, heavily involved in policy decisions, with a tendency to micromanage rather than delegate. His analytical nature could help him address complex issues but might also lead to overthinking and slow decision-making. Milei’s inherent distrust may cause tension in international relations and lead to an unpredictable foreign policy.
With the second round on November 19 and a new president taking office on December 10, Argentina is in for a rough ride, regardless of who wins.
A Milei presidency holds the promise of ushering in substantial and disruptive changes to Argentina’s political and economic landscape. Its disruptive nature is already evident in its ability to challenge the dominance of the polarizing Juntos and Kirchnerist coalitions, which have controlled the political spectrum for the past decade.