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Argentina’s Bitcoin (BTC)-friendly Javier Milei won the country’s presidential run-off election on Nov. 19, beating out his opponent Sergio Massa.With almost 99% of the vote counted, Milei won over 55% of the votes with a nearly 3 million vote lead according to Bloomberg data.Massa, the country’s minister of economy, called Milei to congratulate him on the victory after more than 90% of the votes were counted — before the announcement of the first official results. Milei will take office on December 10.With nearly 100% of the vote counted, Milei had an over 10 percentage point lead on Massa. Source: BloombergArgentina’s long-lasting inflation crisis has been a heated topic in the South American country, with the Argentine peso recording over a 140% increase in annual inflation in the last 12 months. Milei has been vocal about his criticisms toward the country’s central bank, referring to it as a scam and a “mechanism by which politicians cheat the good people with inflationary tax.” He’s referred to Bitcoin as a movement toward “the return of money to its original creator, the private sector.”Related: Bitcoin price hits all-time highs across Argentina, Nigeria and Turkey However, he has not signaled any intention to make Bitcoin legal tender in the country.VIVA LA LIBERTAD CARAJO— Javier Milei (@JMilei) November 19, 2023

Massa’s views on the money, banking and cryptocurrency industry appear to be polar opposite to Milei. In October, he pledged to launch a central bank digital currency (CBDC) if elected to “solve” Argentina’s long-lasting inflation crisis.Massa won the first round of Argentina’s presidential election in October. However, it wasn’t enough to win the presidency outright, triggering the final run-off vote.Prior to that, Milei won Argentina’s primary election against Massa and other candidates in August.Magazine: Unstablecoins: Depegging, bank runs and other risks loom

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