Javier Milei’s victory in the presidential elections in Argentina has been celebrated by several Venezuelan opposition figures. In a social media post, Juan Guaidó congratulated Milei and expressed hope for a future of influential prosperity. Meanwhile, the president of the First Justice (PJ) party, María Beatriz Martínez, congratulated Milei and wished him success in his administration. Two-time Venezuelan presidential candidate Henrique Capriles also congratulated Argentines on their “successful democratic journey,” and assured that the Caribbean country will always wish “the best for Argentina, also home to many Venezuelans.”
The former president of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Andrés Caleca, who was also a candidate in the primaries, congratulated Milei from whom Venezuelans expect an unavoidable commitment to the struggle of the Democrats in this country. The leader of Venezuela’s main opposition coalition, María Corina Machado, said on Sunday that the triumph of the Argentine right is also that of the fight for “change” and “freedom” in Latin America.
Milei’s triumph represents an ideological fracture in relations between Caracas and Buenos Aires. During the presidency of Mauricio Macri, tensions between the two countries reached a peak before returning to normality during current President Alberto Fernández’s term. Despite this fracture, there are hopes that both countries can continue to work together towards a brighter future for their citizens.