Argentina: Javier Milei, economic reform, and spiritual revival

By December 5, 2023

Argentina (MNN) — On Sunday, December 10, Argentina will inaugurate its new president, Javier Milei – the world’s first libertarian president who has been causing a stir.

Javier Milei, Argentina’s new president. (Photo courtesy of La Libertad Avanza | Wikimedia Commons)

Marisol Gomez, national director of TeachBeyond Argentina, says, 55.7% of Argentinians voted for Javier Milei as the new president. I’m not sure whether they were voting for him. They were voting for a change.

It’s no question that change is desperately needed, with Argentina’s economy crippled by an inflation rate of 143%.

Will positive change come with President-elect Milei?

“It has been like this for the last 20 years,” says Gomez. “With a very low level of employment, the economic situation is extremely, extremely challenging.

“Fifty percent of the population is unemployed. So we have 50% in poverty and…the reason why in Argentina is because of the high level of corruption.”

Milei promises to cut several public departments, shut down Argentina’s central bank printing money, and adopt the U.S. dollar.

Argentinians hope the new administration will repair decades of socialist damage.

On the cusp of significant changes coming to the country, local Christians are also praying for spiritual revival.

All of a sudden, the Church started getting organized and getting involved with the Kingdom of God, but [also] getting connected with society.”

(Photo courtesy of Aqu Alvarez/Unsplash)

Churches have been organizing well-attended prayer rallies and offering physical aid to people struggling to get by.

Pray with the Church in Argentina for spiritual revival. Gomez says, “We need to pray for more strength and pray for faith.”

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Header photo of Javier Milei, Argentina’s new president, at a political rally in August 2021. (Photo courtesy of La Libertad Avanza Ianzamiento/Wikimedia Commons)

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