The lion, the wig and the warrior. Who is Javier Milei, Argentina's president-elect?


November 19, 2023

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — His legions of fans call him "the madman" and "the wig" due to his ferocity and unruly mop of hair. Javier Milei refers to himself as "the lion." The 53-year-old economist has rocked Argentina's political establishment and become president of South America's second-largest economy. A few years ago, Milei was a television talking head whom bookers loved because his screeds against government spending and the ruling political class boosted ratings. His election success has come from inserting himself into what has long been effectively a two-party system by am...

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