“The only one who can put an end to inflation is me”assures Javier Milei, the libertarian presidential candidate who led the PASO last August with almost 30%. “In what way? Dollarizing the economy”says the economist who heads La Libertad Avanza.
This election result leaves Milei as the favorite for the general elections on October 22, ahead of Mauricio Macri’s former Security Minister, Patricia Bullrich, and the current Economy Minister, Sergio Massa.
One of the main campaign promises of Milei is to dollarize the economy to abandon the devalued Argentine pesodemolish the Central Bank and take a “chainsaw” to state spending.
The consulting firm Federico González and associates He asked if Argentines in a position to vote agree with the libertarian’s plan and what assessment they had of the initiative. The result is not so distant from the level of votes obtained by each one.
According to the study presented, 50.3% of Argentines are against dollarization. In contrast, 38.2% approve of Milei’s idea. A percentage higher than the number of votes captured by La Libertad Avanza.
When the proposal to dollarize the economy was placed among the others, that is, in the case of choosing whether to continue with pesos, go to a bimonetary system or use dollars, the results were more distributed.
In this case, the libertarian proposal was the most chosen with 34.3%, over the 32.1% of continuing with pesos that Sergio Massa would propose or the 28.2% of going to a bimonetarism system by Patricia Bullrich.
The study concludes with a chronological line of how the proposal was accepted or rejected. In May, 43% of those surveyed did not want a dollarized economy, in August the level of rejection dropped to 42%, but in September, perhaps with some more detailed knowledge on the part of the public about what dollarizing means, the refusal peaked at 52%. %. Although it is shown that more than 60% of those surveyed do not end up understanding the libertarian system.