Mexican President Criticizes Argentina’s Election of Javier Milei as “Own Goal”
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador expressed his disapproval of Argentina’s recent election of Javier Milei as its new president, labeling it an “own goal.” Despite this, he acknowledged that he respected the decision made by the voters in the South American nation.
During a regular government press conference, Lopez Obrador commented on the victory of the radical right-wing libertarian Milei, stating, “To put it in one word, with all due respect, it was an own goal.” He further emphasized his disagreement with right-wing governments, despite respecting the choices made by the people.
Lopez Obrador, a close ally of outgoing Argentine President Alberto Fernandez, who identifies as a leftist, expressed his skepticism about Milei’s election and its potential benefits for the Argentine population. Argentina currently faces economic difficulties, including triple-digit inflation and a significantly devalued local currency.
The Mexican president’s remarks came during a period of uncertainty and concern surrounding Argentina’s political landscape. The outcome of this election has raised questions about the country’s economic future.