Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and owner of X, has commented on the election results in Argentina. The Gadsden flag, an icon of libertarian thought, was included in a tweet celebrating Javier Milei’s victory. This is not the first time that Musk has expressed his views on local politics. He had previously found Tucker Carlson’s interview with Milei “interesting.”
Other international figures also weighed in on Milei’s victory. Tucker Carlson tweeted a photo with the president-elect and Kimdotcom, founder of Megaupload, shared a video about the issue by Javier Milei. Marcos Galperín, founder of Mercado Libre, also expressed his views after Javier Milei won the runoff against Sergio Massa. Galperín also responded to a Peronist councilor from Lanús, Agustín Ballardes.
Sergio Massa recognized his defeat in the runoff against Javier Milei and called for a transition to begin under the new government on December 10th. He hoped that Argentina would leave behind its current climate of tension and emphasized that it was up to the newly elected president to provide certainty and guarantees about the political, social, and economic functioning of Argentina.
The unfolding election news prompted discussions around various businesses and organizations as well as legal services and local business directories. These topics were intertwined with the political events and discussions surrounding the election results.
Musk’s response to Milei’s victory highlights his growing influence in global politics beyond just business interests. With over $241 billion in net worth, he has become one of the world’s most powerful individuals and continues to use his platform to shape public discourse.