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Chileans Are Frustrated With Politics, Too

November 20, 2017

Discounted by analysts as a political novice whose hard-left platform would prove too extreme for Chile’s voters, Beatriz Sánchez suddenly finds herself in a powerful position.

On Sunday, Sánchez and her leftist Frente Amplio coalition earned over 20 percent of votes in Chile’s first-round presidential election – more than double what some polls predicted. Coupled with dismally low turnout and strong support for other fringe candidates,...

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