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The deputy, who criticizes “the political caste”, to which he says he does not belong, called the Argentine Minister of Economy, Martn Guzmn, a “pelele” and confessed that his last wish would be to burn the salary of a parliamentarian.

Javier MIlei is photographed with supporters last November.JUAN MABROMATAAFP
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Javier Milei, The Argentine libertarian leader, this Wednesday raffled his salary as a parliamentarian by not being able to fulfill his desire to “burn” what he considers “counterfeit currency by the Central Bank.”

Milei, an economist who gained popularity with his television histrionics and extreme views on economics, is national deputy since December last year after finishing third in the city of Buenos Aires in the midterm elections.

“The money that was taken from the people by force returns to the people,” Milei proclaimed on Argentine television after draw among a million applicants his salary of 205,000 pesos (1728 euros at the official exchange rate, 890 in the clandestine market).

The deputy, who criticizes “the political caste”, to which he says he does not belong, described the Argentine Minister of Economy as “pelele”, Martn Guzmn, and he confessed that his last wish would be to burn the salary of a parliamentarian: “But on top of that he forges money, the Central Bank does not allow you to burn it.”

Milei’s website registered seven million views -in a country of 45 million inhabitants- of people interested in the donation of their salary, which he said will be carried out every month.

The winner in the first draw was a waiter, Federico Nacarado, that politically ascribes to Kirchnerism, but congratulated Milei for having kept her promise.

The raffle was held in Playa Grande, one of the most popular beaches in Mar del Plata, the main tourist center in the country.

Milei has received the public support of various members of Vox, like the Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro. He is a great supporter of the president of the Madrid community, Isabel Daz Ayuso:. “His triumph seems wonderful to me,” he said last year after the elections in the autonomous region. “People are understanding the rubbish that socialism is, they are just impoverishing.”

The deputy is very critical of the Peronist government Alberto Fernandez. “They punish the successful and reward those who do badly and the worst thing is that they always fail. The unjust system is that of socialism, which is a theoretical error that leads to misery and violence. Raise the flag of freedom because it is a morally superior system, “areng on Wednesday night to the crowd.

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