Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas

AQ Podcast | Massa vs. Milei: Who Is the Favorite in Argentina?

Peronist Sergio Massa and libertarian Javier Milei head to the November 19 presidential runoff.
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Amid Argentina’s worst economic crisis in more than 20 years, the self-described anarcho-capitalist Javier Milei will now face Economy Minister Sergio Massa in a runoff to become Argentina’s next president. Both are fighting to attract voters from other camps. Can Milei win over moderate voters? Can the governing coalition put Massa over the top with inflation nearing 140%? In this episode, Brian Winter and Ana Iparraguirre explore what’s ahead for Massa and Milei, who might have the upper hand, and how each candidate would govern if elected. Iparraguirre is senior vice president at GBAO, a political strategy consultancy based in Washington.

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Ana Iparraguirre is senior vice president at GBAO, a Washington-based political strategy consultancy.

Brian Winter is the editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly.

Supplemental reading: 

Meet the Candidates: Argentina by AQ Editors

REACTION: Massa Takes First Place in Argentina, Heads to Runoff With Milei by AQ Editors

How a Faded 1980s Party Explains Argentina’s 2023 Election by Álvaro Caso Bello

Milei’s Path to Dollarization: Riddled with Doubts by Leandro Gabin

What Peronism’s White-Knuckle Deal Means for Argentina’s Presidential Race by María Esperanza Casullo

Can Javier Milei Really Win in Argentina? by Ignacio Labaqui

Tags: AQ Podcast, Argentina, Javier Milei, Sergio Massa
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