REACTION: Chile Sends Kast and Boric to Runoff

By AQ Editors

Experts break down the winners and losers of the first round election.

Chileans went to the polls on Nov. 21 for a monumental election, voting not only for the next president but also determining the makeup of Congress, alongside several down-ballot local elections. Results showed voters turning their backs on traditional parties, as the far-right former legislator José Antonio Kast edged leftist Congressman Gabriel Boric for first place. As of publication, Kast had earned 27.9% of the vote to Boric's 25.8%. Both fell short of the majority needed to win outright, and will face each other in a runoff on Dec. 19.  Boric and Kast began election day as...

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