Argentinians head back to the polls for the second round of presidential voting

In the wake of two decades of center-left administrations, Argentina stands at the precipice of a potential shift in its political landscape should the far-right contender, and self-proclaimed anarcho-capitalist, Javier Milei emerge victorious.
ADVERTISEMENTOn Sunday, Argentinians cast their votes once again as they participate in the second round of the presidential elections. Following a 20-year period of center-left rule, Argentina stands at a potential juncture for a new political era should the far-right candidate Javier Milei succeed. Milei, an economist without previous political involvement who identifies as an anarcho-capitalist, resonates with voters seeking radical political and economic transformation. He is pitted against the current Minister of Economy Sergio Massa, who has held various public roles and had contested the presidency in 2015. Massa has been a prominent figure in the center-left administration, in power since 2019.In an unexpected turn of events and in defiance of the prevailing poll predictions, Massa emerged victorious in the first round of the presidential race last month by securing 36.6% of the vote, while his far-right adversary garnered only 30%.As the runoff approaches on Sunday, the majority of polls have indicated that Massa is slightly trailing, as voters were anticipated to hold him accountable for the triple-digit inflation impacting purchasing power and exacerbating poverty.

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