Leftist candidate Gabriel Boric wins Chilean presidential election

Source: Xinhua| 2021-12-20 09:30:15|Editor: huaxia

SANTIAGO, Dec. 19 (Xinhua) -- Left-leaning candidate Gabriel Boric Font won the Chilean presidential election on Sunday, after his rival -- right-wing candidate Jose Antonio Kast -- conceded, making him the youngest elected president in Chile's history.

"I congratulated him on his great triumph. From today, he is the elected president of Chile and deserves all our respect and constructive collaboration," Kast wrote on Twitter.

The Electoral Service of Chile reported that according to the result of 99.72 percent polling stations, Boric received 55.86 percent of the vote while Kast received 44.14 percent.

Boric, 35, is a deputy from the southern region of Magallanes. He is the candidate of Approve Dignity, a left-wing coalition that includes the Broad Front coalition and the Communist Party of Chile. Emphasizing feminism and the environment, the coalition supports a new constitution for the country. Enditem

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