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Bullrich may struggle to win Argentine presidency

Tuesday, August 15, 2023


However, the total vote in the JxC primary was below that of the vote for far-right libertarian Javier Milei, and Bullrich herself was only the third-most-voted presidential nominee in the simultaneous open primaries (PASO), after Milei and Economy Minister Sergio Massa.


  • Milei’s surprising result will worsen economic instability, with the parallel exchange rate falling to ARS700:USD1 yesterday.
  • Suggestions of a post-election alliance between Bullrich and Milei may deter voters seeking a less right-wing option.
  • Voter turnout will likely be higher in October; it is not yet clear who will benefit most from higher participation.

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