Argentina's Milei warns lawmakers he will make reforms 'with or without' them

March 03, 2024

Argentina's libertarian President Javier Milei, in his first policy speech to parliament Friday, said he would push his package of sweeping economic reforms whether or not legislators back it. Advertising Read more"We are going to change the country for good... with or without the support of political leaders, with all the legal resources of the executive," Milei told lawmakers, who have stalled his project of deregulation and budget cuts. "It will be some time before we can perceive the fruit of the economic reorganization and the reforms we are implementing." And he has threatened to pass his reforms by presidential decree if lawmakers do not fall in line. Milei insists Argentina has to swallow a bitter pill to rescue the economy, and has warned the population to brace themselves for things getting worse before they get better.