ANALYSIS | Who won and who lost the PASO elections in Argentina 2023?

The Libertad Avanza candidate, Javier Milei, was the surprise of the day and surpassed all the forecasts in the primary, open, simultaneous and mandatory elections (PASO) in Argentina. With more than 97% of the tables counted, the economist exceeded 30% of the votes.

In the Together for Change space, Patricia Bullrich was the pre-candidate with the most votes (17.86%), surpassing her opponent, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta (11.87%).

In Unión por la Patria, the winner was Sergio Massa (22.45%) who made the difference over Juan Grabois (6.16%).

The winners and the losers
Freedom advances, the surprise of the night
Javier Milei, Libertad Avanza candidate, forcefully defeated the most traditional parties in Argentina. The right-wing candidate was the big surprise of the night by winning the highest number of votes, and by a good difference, over Unión por la Patria and Juntos por el Cambio.

In his speech after the first results, the already candidate for Libertad Avanza thanked his followers and assured that “this alternative will not only put an end to Kirchnerism, but it will also put an end to the parasitic political caste, bullshit and worthless of this country.”

Who is Javier Milei? The right-wing candidate who surprised in the PASO

Javier Milei speaks after becoming the most voted candidate 0:54
In one of the most celebrated moments of the night, he thanked his dogs for the victory, escorted on stage by his sister Karina and the candidate for Head of Government of the City of Buenos Aires, Ramiro Marra.

“Today we have stood up to say enough to the model of decadence. Today we took the first step for the reconstruction of Argentina”, continued the presidential candidate. “Today we are the force with the most votes because we are the true opposition, because a different Argentina is impossible with the same as always, with the same who have always failed and they have all been in the State for 40 years, the good ones and the bad ones. manners“, Milei continued in her speech.

“We are in a position to beat the caste in the first round” assured Milei to applause and songs from his followers.

Who won Together for Change
The primary, open, simultaneous and mandatory elections (PASO) in Argentina left an electoral map marked for the presidential elections that will take place on Sunday, October 22.

Patricia Bullrich. Credit: JUAN MABROMATA/AFP via Getty Images

This was the first time that the two main political forces in the country had a real internal competition and presented more than one candidate to compete in the PASO.

One of the most anticipated unknowns of the night was inside the Juntos por el Cambio space, where the Head of Government of the City of Buenos Aires, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, faced Patricia Bullrich, the president of the PRO on leave.

Who is Patricia Bullrich? The “hawk” candidate of Together for Change who began in Peronism

Bullrich: I thank those who courageously supported this proposal 2:05
The main polls prior to the elections did not show a clear favorite within the coalition that has former President Mauricio Macri as a reference. However, the pre-candidate of the hard wing of macrismo, Patricia Bullrich, was the winner.

Both candidates shared a bunker in Parque Norte, however each had a separate conference room for their campaign teams.

After the provisional scrutiny was made known, Patricia Bullrich addressed her followers and expressed her gratitude “We have reasons to celebrate together (…) it has to do with the opportunity to drive and lead a profound change for Argentina. A change that leaves corruption behind forever and opens the way for austerity. Let him leave waste behind and take care of each one of the goods and work of the Argentines (…) That is why today we have taken an important step, the step of a change that in the midst of this anguish excites us and opens us up to hope”.

Bullrich: I thank those who courageously supported this proposal 2:05
In addition, he highlighted the figure of Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, the work that his formula did during the campaign and applauded the election that Together for Change made throughout the country. “This is the team that is going to turn decadence around and turn it into progress,” added Bullrich, and congratulated the Libertad Avanza candidate, Javier Milei.

The person who also spoke after the results were announced was Horacio Rodríguez Larreta: “I have no doubts that this is the first step to consolidate the victory in October,” he assured after congratulating Patricia Bullrich and Jorge Macri, winner of the Juntos internship for the Change in the City of Buenos Aires.

Who won in Unión por la Patria
In the case of the official space, the initial intention was to bring a unity candidate. With the endorsement of President Alberto Fernández and the Vice President and leader of the Kirchnerist space, C


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