Argentina has chosen Javier Milei, a pro-bitcoin and far-right populist figure, as its new president.

Iran PressAmerica: Right-wing populist Javier Milei will become the next president of Argentina after promising a dramatic shake-up to the state in a fiercely polarized election campaign held amid deep discontent over soaring inflation and rising poverty.

With 97.6% of votes tallied in Sunday's presidential runoff vote, Milei had 55.8% and Economy Minister Sergio Massa 44.2%, according to Argentina's electoral authority. Presuming that margin holds, it would be wider than predicted by all polls and the widest since Argentina's return of democracy in 1983.

The radical newcomer's victory has been described as "a political earthquake".

Reactions have been mixed as the world reacts to the election of libertarian outsider Javier Milei as the next president of Argentina.

It has been welcomed by like-minded politicians such as US ex-President Donald Trump, who said Milei would "Make Argentina Great Again".

Brazil's former leader Jair Bolsonaro said that "hope would shine again in South America". 219

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