Elon Musk, founder of Tesla and owner of X, has responded to a tweet in support of the new president of Argentina. Musk is not only the richest man in the world, with a fortune of 241 billion dollars, but also a prominent figure in global politics. He responded to a tweet celebrating Javier Milei’s victory with the Gadsden flag, an icon of libertarian thought.
Other international figures have also weighed in on Milei’s victory in the Argentine election. Tucker Carlson tweeted a photo with the president-elect, and Kimdotcom, founder of Megaupload, tweeted about the issue with a video by Javier Milei. The founder of Mercado Libre, Marcos Galperín, also made his views known by responding to Agustín Ballardes, a Peronist councilor from Lanús whom he crossed paths with during the election.
Sergio Massa, the presidential candidate of Unión por la Patria (UxP), recognized his defeat in the runoff against Javier Milei and called for a transition underway for the change of government on December 10. He expressed hope that Argentina would abandon the climate of tension and emphasized the responsibility of the elected president to provide certainty and guarantees about political functioning.
As news unfolded around various businesses and organizations during the election process, court records, arrest records, legal services and local business directories were discussed intertwined with political events and discussions around election results.