The candidate of La Libertad Avanza for the Presidency of Argentina, Javier Milei, was convinced this Wednesday of winning the elections and accused the ruling party of “dirtying the electoral process”, after the president, Alberto Fernandez, file a complaint against him.
In a press conference held in Buenos Aires in response to this complaint, the libertarian candidate pointed out that “Kirchnerism is trying to dirty the electoral process,” in allusion to the wing of ruling Peronism represented by the late former president Néstor Kirchner (2003-2007) and his wife, the current vice president and former president Cristina Fernández (2007-2015).
“They are aware that “We are just a few points away from winning in October and putting an end to this government of criminals,” indicated the libertarian economist, who added: “To President Fernández, the Vice President (Cristina Fernández de) Kirchner and the acting president, the Minister of Economy (Sergio Massa), we say: make all the complaints you want, nothing can prevent the beating that we are going to give you at the polls.”
Both the ruling party and the opposition coalition Together for Change agreed the day before in pointing out Milei as responsible for the sharp rise in the exchange rate parallel that in recent days brought the value of the so-called ‘blue’ (informal) dollar above 1,000 pesos per unit.
One day before the value of the US currency in the informal market reached a gap of almost 190% with respect to the official exchange ratethe economist had called the Argentine peso “excrement” in an interview and asked savers to liquidate their local holdings for dollars.