The right in Brazil celebrated the victory of libertarian candidate Javier Milei in Argentina on Sunday night (19). On social media, politicians mentioned the “defeat of the São Paulo Forum”, celebrated freedom, the end of Kirchnerism in the neighboring country and even suggested that the right could also return to govern Brazil.
Former president Jair Bolsonaro (PL), when congratulating Milei for the victory, said that “hope shines again” in South America. “Congratulations to the Argentine people for the victory with Milei. Hope shines again in South America. May these good winds reach the United States and Brazil so that honesty, progress and freedom return to all of us.”
Senator Sergio Moro (União-PR), in the same vein, said that “the end of Kirchnerism in Argentina represents a light for the entire continent”.
Federal deputy Bia Kicis also celebrated the right-wing victory, despite, according to her, the government of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) having “tried to get in the way”, in reference to the PT member’s attempts to help the Argentine government’s economy. “Defeat at the São Paulo Forum. Victory for the right. Brazil tried to get in the way but this time it couldn’t. Great day! It won’t be easy with the leftist opposition that we know well, so we wish Milei luck, wisdom and strength”, he stated.
Fabio Wajngarten, lawyer for former president Jair Bolsonaro (PL), published only the word “we will return”, suggesting that Milei’s victory gives encouragement for the right in Brazil to return to the federal government in 2026.
In the same vein, senator Flávio Bolsonaro (PL-RJ) stated that “little by little” the right will win over the left in Latin America. “Congratulations, Milei. May God light your path to the presidency. The Casa Rosada will bring gigantic challenges, but I am sure that you will do your best for Argentina. Little by little we are defeating the left and communism in Latin America. May Argentina be an example and just the first of many changes for the better on our continent. Milei is a decisive step towards the freedom of Latin America!”
Senator Ciro Nogueira (PP-PI) declared that Milei’s victory should serve as a self-criticism for the South American left and the Workers’ Party. “Milei’s victory proves that disregarding the public deficit, falling into populism, governing for a party and not for the country has limits. Argentina said no to the PT there, so supported by the PT here. Freedom advances!”
Federal deputies from Santa Catarina Carol de Toni (PL) and Júlia Zanatta (PL) and deputy Marcel Van Hattem (Novo-RS) also celebrated. “Long live freedom,” said Zanatta. “A great victory for the right on the continent,” said De Toni. “Milei president is new hope for brothers and new hope for Brazil!”, tweeted Van Hattem.
Congratulations to Milei also came from deputies Ricardo Salles (PL-SP) and Nikolas Ferreira (PL-MG).