Javier Milei

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Javier Gerardo Milei[note 1] (born 22 October 1970) is an Argentine politician and economist who has served as President of Argentina since December 2023. Milei has taught university courses in macroeconomics, economic growth, microeconomics, and mathematics for economists. He is an author on economics and politics, and also hosted radio programs on the subject. Milei's views distinguish him in the Argentine political landscape and have garnered significant public attention and polarizing reactions.

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Javier Milei
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Milei in 2024
President of Argentina
Assumed office
10 December 2023
Vice PresidentVictoria Villarruel
Preceded byAlberto Fernández
National Deputy
In office
10 December 2021  10 December 2023
ConstituencyCity of Buenos Aires
Personal details
Born
Javier Gerardo Milei

(1970-10-22) 22 October 1970 (age 53)
Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Political partyLibertarian (since 2019)
Other political
affiliations
Domestic partnerFátima Flórez (since 2023)
RelativesKarina Milei (sister)
ResidenceQuinta presidencial de Olivos
Education
Occupation
  • Politician
  • economist
  • author
School or traditionAustrian School
SignatureJavier_Milei_signature.svg
Websitejaviermilei.com
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In November 2021, Milei was elected to the Argentine Chamber of Deputies, representing the City of Buenos Aires for La Libertad Avanza. As a national deputy, he limited his legislative activities to voting, focusing instead on critiquing what he sees as Argentina's political elite and its propensity for high government spending. Milei pledged not to raise taxes and donated his national deputy salary through a monthly raffle. He defeated economy minister Sergio Massa in the second round of the 2023 Argentine presidential election on a platform that held the ideological dominance of Peronism responsible for the still ongoing 2018 Argentine monetary crisis.

Milei is known for his flamboyant personality, distinctive personal style, and strong media presence. He has been described politically as a right-wing populist and right-wing libertarian, and supports laissez-faire economics, aligning specifically with minarchist and anarcho-capitalist principles. Milei has proposed a comprehensive overhaul of the country's fiscal and structural policies. He supports freedom of choice on drug policy, firearms, prostitution, same-sex marriage, sexual preference, and gender identity, while opposing abortion and euthanasia. In foreign policy, he advocates closer relations with the United States and Israel, supporting Ukraine in response to the Russian invasion of the country, and distancing Argentina from geopolitical ties with China.

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