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Argentina’s president-elect is critic of Pope Francis

November 20, 2023

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CWN Editor's Note: Javier Milei, a libertarian populist, has won election as Argentina’s next president.

Milei has frequently criticized Pope Francis, labeling the Pontiff as a socialist. His upset victory over a Peronist rival has prompted speculation that Pope Francis—who has not visited Argentina in the ten years since his election—will continue to avoid his homeland.

Milei won voters’ support with his denunciation of corruption in government, citing a need for “drastic” changes. After his election he told cheering supporters that “the reconstruction of Argentina begins today.”

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