Argentina’s new president is former tantric sex coach who talks to his dead dog

Presidential hopeful of the Liberty Advances coalition Javier Milei brandishes a chainsaw during a campaign event in La Plata, Argentina, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023. Milei has used the chainsaw throughout his campaign to symbolize how he will slash government spending and waste. General elections are set for Oct. 22. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Javier Milei has been dubbed the ‘chainsaw president’ after vowing to slash spending (Credits: AP)

He has been likened to horror doll Chucky and Marvel superhero Wolverine.

But Javier Milei is not a new character at Comic Con – he was last night elected president of Argentina in what has been dubbed the country’s most important election in decades.

Milei has drawn comparisons with Boris Johnson and Donald Trump – who said he was ‘proud’ of Buenos Aires’ new premier and, adopting his MAGA slogan, insisted he would ‘Make Argentina Great Again!’.

The far-right outsider stormed to victory after an outlandish campaign including a rally featuring Batman and the Joker, a man in a full lion costume and another supporter whose head and arms were replaced by chainsaws.

Milei has been nicknamed the ‘chainsaw president’ after appearing on stage at rallies holding the power tool while pledging to slash public spending.

And his life was equally colourful before he entered the political arena.

Like former US president Trump, the 53-year-old television pundit and economist has no previous governing experience – and is said to seek advice from his dead dog, using telepathy.

His CV includes working as a tantric sex coach, which saw him go up to three months without having an orgasm.

Argentine presidential candidate Javier Milei and his sister Karina Milei react to the results of Argentina's runoff presidential election, in Buenos Aires, Argentina November 19, 2023. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
Mr Milei and his sister Karina Milei react to the election results (Picture: REUTERS)

The life-long bachelor, who has also revealed his penchant for threesomes, previously vowed to make his sister, Karina Milei, the First Lady if he was elected to office.

When a political opponent branded him a ‘dishevelled panellist who screams on stage and sleeps with eight dogs and his sister’, Milei simply replied: ‘I don’t have eight dogs’.

And like Boris Johnson, the new Argentinian leader – the former frontman of a Rolling Stones tribute act called Everest – is famed for his wild hair, which he says he never combs.

Only right-wing woman, Lilia Lemoine, his image consultant and professional cosplayer, is allowed to style his mane.

‘[Milei] looks like Wolverine. He acts like Wolverine. He’s like an anti-hero,’ Lemoine said during a recent interview in Buenos Aires, according to the Irish Times.

Argentine president-elect Javier Milei and his girlfriend Fatima Florezi react to the results of Argentina's runoff presidential election, in Buenos Aires, Argentina November 19, 2023. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
Mr Milei and his girlfriend Fatima Florezi (Picture: REUTERS)

Lemoine said there are striking similarities between the new president and the Marvel character.

‘[Wolverine] is very loyal and brave… he can get really mad and be aggressive with his enemies, but only when he’s attacked.

‘He will never ever kill or attack someone for no reason.’

Lemoine also does Milei’s make-up, using contouring to conceal his double chin, amid claims he refuses to appear in backlit pictures for fear of showing up unflattering features.

She insists Argentina’s ‘most wanted man’ is ‘adorable’.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Xinhua/Shutterstock (14223037d) Javier Milei from the far-right Liberty Advances coalition delivers a speech at his campaign headquarters in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nov. 19, 2023. Javier Milei has won Argentina's presidential runoff against Economy Minister Sergio Massa, initial results of the electoral authority showed on Sunday. Conceding defeat before official results came out, Massa said he has congratulated Milei, who will be the country's president for the next four years. Argentina Buenos Aires Presidential Runoff Javier Milei Winner - 19 Nov 2023
The new president is a former television pundit, economist and tantric sex coach (Picture: Xinhua/Shutterstock)

However, an unauthorised biography of Milei – the candidate for far-right party La Libertad Avanza – reportedly revealed how he endured years of abuse at the hands of his parents and was bullied mercilessly at school, where fellow pupils cruelly nicknamed him El Loco (The Madman).

Now the new president, renowned for his foul-mouthed outbursts – including branding opposition leftists ‘s**t’ – is both loved and loathed by the Argentinian public.

He won 55.7% of election votes compared to his rival, economy minister Sergio Massa, who garnered just 44.3%, according to Argentina’s electoral authority, in what is the widest margin since the country returned to democracy in 1983.

epa10985527 Argentine president-elect Javier Milei gives a speech after winning in the runoff election, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 19 November 2023. Milei, candidate for far-right party La Libertad Avanza, defeated the ruling party's candidate Sergio Massa and will be the next president of Argentina effective December 10. EPA/Juan Ignacio Roncoroni
Milei has been backed by former US president Donald Trump (Picture: EPA)

And his political career is likely to be just as controversial as his character.

Milei, who opposes abortion and sex education in schools, vowed the ‘reconstruction of Argentina begins today’ after he was announced the winner of the election on Sunday.

He has promised a dramatic shake-up to tackle soaring inflation and growing poverty.

Describing Argentina’s situation as ‘critical’, the self-styled anarcho-capitalist said: ‘The changes our country needs are drastic.

‘There is no room for gradualism, no room for lukewarm measures.’

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