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Far-right populist, ex-protest leader set for runoff vote in Chile’s presidential election

Republican party’s José Antonio Kast set to win first round with 28% of the vote The far-right populist José Antonio Kast is on course for a convincing victory over former protest leader Gabriel Boric in the first round of Chile’s presidential election. With more than 90% of the votes counted, Kast led Boric by 28%Continue reading “Far-right populist, ex-protest leader set for runoff vote in Chile’s presidential election”

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Chileans vote for 155-member assembly to draft new constitution

The new constitution is aimed at addressing deep-seated social inequality that gave rise to deadly protests in 2019. Chileans are voting on Sunday in a second day of polls to elect 155 delegates to the Constituent Assembly, which will rewrite the country’s dictatorship-era constitution in a bid to address deep-seated social inequality that sparked deadlyContinue reading “Chileans vote for 155-member assembly to draft new constitution”