Milei leads in Argentine primary election with 65% votes counted

Argentine libertarian candidate Javier Milei pulled off a huge shock in the country's primary election on Sunday, with the first results showing him in the top spot with 32.2 percent of the vote, with 65 percent of the ballots counted, and ahead of the two main political parties.

The primary election, which gives a strong indicator of how the October general election will go, saw the main opposition conservative bloc with 27.7 percent of the vote, ahead of the ruling Peronist coalition at 25.8 percent.

(With input from Reuters)

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