As Argentinians prepare to vote, three candidates are vying in a tight presidential race, with far-right libertarian Javier Milei slightly ahead in the polls.
Javier Milei, a far-right populist who admires Donald Trump and made a name for himself by shouting against Argentina’s “political caste” on television, is leading the polls ahead of the presidential vote. Still, it remains a tight race between the top three candidates, three recent surveys show.
An average of three surveys conducted between October 9 and 11 have Economy Minister Sergio Massa in second place and conservative opposition candidate Patricia Bullrich in third.
One of them will replace President Alberto Fernandez, who is not seeking re-election.
The election comes as Argentine voters have been hard-hit by 124% yearly inflation that has battered their purchasing power. Two in five Argentines live in poverty.