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Early results favor ex-protest leader for Chile's presidency

  • With barely 13% of 46,887 polling stations reporting, Gabriel Boric had 53% of the votes, compared to 47% for his opponent, lawmaker José Antonio Kast.
An electoral worker counts ballot papers after polls closed during the presidential run-off election in Santiago, Chile, Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021. (AP)
An electoral worker counts ballot papers after polls closed during the presidential run-off election in Santiago, Chile, Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021. (AP)
Published on Dec 20, 2021 03:43 AM IST
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Chileans vote in fourth presidential election in 18 months

  • The election marks the most wide open contest since the 1990s, and may well buck Chile's traditional political cycle, with the two favorites not among the established coalitions that have governed for the past three decades.
Chilean Presidential candidates Gabriel Boric from left-wing 'Apruebo Dignidad' (I Approve Dignity) coalition, Jose Antonio Kast from far-right Republican Party, Yasna Provoste from center left-wing 'Nuevo Pacto Social' (New Social Pact) coalition, Sebastian Sichel from the ruling right-wing 'Chile Podemos Mas' (Chile We Can More) coalition, Eduardo Artes from left-wing Union Patriotic Party, and Marco Henriquez-Ominami from left-wing Progressive Party take part in a live televised debate, in Santiago, Chile(REUTERS)
Chilean Presidential candidates Gabriel Boric from left-wing 'Apruebo Dignidad' (I Approve Dignity) coalition, Jose Antonio Kast from far-right Republican Party, Yasna Provoste from center left-wing 'Nuevo Pacto Social' (New Social Pact) coalition, Sebastian Sichel from the ruling right-wing 'Chile Podemos Mas' (Chile We Can More) coalition, Eduardo Artes from left-wing Union Patriotic Party, and Marco Henriquez-Ominami from left-wing Progressive Party take part in a live televised debate, in Santiago, Chile(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 21, 2021 08:03 PM IST
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'Burning the metro': Chile election divides voters between protest and order

  • Most credit the protests for bringing about an ongoing rewrite of the nation's Pinochet-era constitution. The "estallido" has also helped propel the candidacy of 35-year-old leftist Gabriel Boric, a relative newcomer who has become a serious contender in this Sunday's presidential election.
People protest against the Chilean government in Santiago on November 19, 2021, ahead of Sunday's general election. (Photo by Ernesto BENAVIDES / AFP)
People protest against the Chilean government in Santiago on November 19, 2021, ahead of Sunday's general election. (Photo by Ernesto BENAVIDES / AFP)
Published on Nov 20, 2021 06:38 PM IST
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6.0-magnitude earthquake strikes offshore Bio-Bio in Chile: Report

The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre said that the quake was at a depth of 2 km.
Earthquake of magnitude 6.0 hit offshore Bio-Bio in Chile(Reuters/Representative Photo)
Earthquake of magnitude 6.0 hit offshore Bio-Bio in Chile(Reuters/Representative Photo)
Published on Sep 21, 2021 07:15 PM IST
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Covid-19 travel update: Seoul tightens social distancing rules, Chile eases curb

From South Korea raising social distancing in Seoul to its highest level to US keeping ban on foreign travel, Portugal continuing with curfew, Chile easing curbs and Canada not allowing unvaccinated tourists yet, catch all the travel updates amid Covid-19 here
Covid-19 travel update: Seoul tightens social distancing rules, Chile eases curb(Photo by Capturing the human heart. on Unsplash)
Covid-19 travel update: Seoul tightens social distancing rules, Chile eases curb(Photo by Capturing the human heart. on Unsplash)
Updated on Jul 09, 2021 07:47 AM IST
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