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August 8, 2022
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Gabriel Boric, 36, to usher in new era for Chile as he takes presidential oath

The progressive former student leader hopes to transform a country still living in the shadow of the Pinochet dictatorship

After a dizzying rise from student protest leader to head of state in just over a decade, Gabriel Boric is set to be sworn in on Friday as Chile’s youngest ever president.

A month on from his 36th birthday, Boric will be flanked by several of the student leaders who served alongside him through two terms in congress and are now joining his cabinet.

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