Victory was overwhelming. Javier Milei won in 21 provinces, plus the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires out of the 23 total provinces. A landslide victory, with 76% participation of more than 35 million voters. Milei’s biggest victory was in the province of Córdoba, with more than 74% of the votes against 26%. Massa only won in the province of Buenos Aires 50.7% against 49.3%, but lost in the Capital by 57% to 42%, and in the Province of Santiago Del Estero, with 68% against 31%
Milei’s percentage is similar to Bolsonaro’s. Political analysts in Argentina compared the similarity of the results of the second round polls between Javier Milei and Sergio Massa with the second round election in Brazil, in 2018, with Fernando Haddad and Jair Bolsonaro. In Argentina, Javir Milei obtained 55.7% against 44.3%, while in Brazil Bolsonaro had 55.2% against Haddad’s 44.8%.
Milei’s deputy relativizes crimes of the military dictatorship
Vice-president equates crimes of the dictatorship with those of groups opposed to the regime. The vice-president-elect of the Liberdade Avança party, Victoria Villarruel, said yesterday, 19, after the victory of her party partner Javier Milei, who defends human rights, “including those of people who were killed”, according to her, by ” guerrilla groups”, referring to the last Argentine civil-military dictatorship, from 1976 to 1983, equating the crimes committed by military governments during the Argentine dictatorship with the actions of armed groups opposed to the regime.
In September, Victoria even led a tribute to what she classified as “other victims” of, in her words, “terrorism promoted by guerrilla organizations before the 1976 military coup”. During the presidential campaign, she also declared that she would close the Museum of Memory, in Buenos Aires, which is a reference to the historical memory of the dictatorship.
She also compared current urban violence with the crimes of the military government. “I’m interested in human rights being recognized for everyone. People who are victims of public insecurity and drug trafficking deserve justice”, he said. Victoria Villarruel is from a military family and denies the kidnappings, murders and torture carried out by the military government and also the 30,000 missing people. She even said that if Milei were president, her government would close the Museum of Memory, a reference space about this dark period in Argentine history.