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August 9, 2022
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Leftist to become Chile’s youngest ever president after beating far-right rival

Former student leader Gabriel Boric claims 55.8% of votes counted to defeat far-right opponent José Antonio Kast

A leftist former student leader has stormed to a resounding victory to become Chile’s president-elect.

With nearly 97% of the vote already counted, Gabriel Boric claimed 55.8% to take a 12 percentage point lead over his far-right opponent, José Antonio Kast, an ultra-conservative father of nine, who quickly accepted his defeat and called Boric to congratulate him.

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