April 14, 2024
Jose Antonio Kast and Javier Milei, in a file picture.COURTESY

“For the great of Argentina, might the drive of freedom win and will corruption, insecurity and mediocrity be defeated,” Chilean Jose Antonio Kast, from the acute proper, wrote to Javier Milei, the ultraliberal Argentine economist who this Sunday capitalized on the protest vote and gained the first elections in Argentina. In line with the ultimate outcomes, the outsider of the Argentine political scene obtained 30% of the votes, unexpectedly main the Main, Open, Simultaneous and Obligatory elections (PASO) within the South American nation. Second place went to the Collectively for Change coalition —to which former President Mauricio Macri belongs— which, including the votes of Patricia Bullrich (17%) and Horacio Rodriguez Larreta (11%), reached 28.3% . In third place, was the letter of the ruling get together and present Minister of Economic system of Argentina, Sergio Massa, with 20.9% of the preferences.

Realizing the outcomes that gave Milei the winner, Kast – who was a presidential candidate in 2021 and leads the Republican Get together – expressed his congratulations on social networks: “Historic triumph of Javier Milei within the PASO. From Chile, all of the assist for the powerful battle that’s coming ahead”.

Final July, on a go to to Chile of simply over 24 hours, Milei met with the founding father of the Republican Get together. Invited to Santiago by Crimson Cultural, Chile + Hoy and the Fundacion para el Progreso (FPP), Milei met Kast, who uploaded {a photograph} of their assembly by social networks. The picture was accompanied by a textual content: “In August, Argentines have a singular alternative to defeat the left and select freedom.”

The winks come from one facet and the opposite. Within the elections for constitutional councilors on Might 7, when the Republican Get together managed to take 23 of the 51 seats, Milei celebrated on Twitter: “Change of the period. Congratulations Jose Antonio Kast for main this victory. Lengthy dwell freedom rattling it.”