Chile heads to presidential runoff (Ld) – Santiago News

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According to the preliminary outcomes launched on Sunday night time by the Electoral Service of Chile, Jose Antonio Kast of the Republican Party has obtained 28.06 per cent of the vote, adopted by Gabriel Boric of the Approve Dignity bloc with 25.5 per cent, studies Xinhua information company.

More than 86 p.c of the ballots case the election held earlier within the day have been counted.

Whoever wins the second spherical can have a 4-yr time period from 2022 to 2026 to lead a rustic hit by excessive inflation, the Covid-19 pandemic, and social unrest.

Aside from the 2 prime candidates, Franco Parisi of the People’s Party received 13.07 per cent of the vote, and Sebastian Sichel with 12.52 per cent.

Voting centres reported excessive turnout all through the day, regardless of excessive temperatures throughout a lot of the nation and prolonged ready time.

The Sunday elections may also select deputies, senators, and regional councillors.

Incumbent President Sebastian Pinera had referred to as on residents to vote “with conviction, knowing that we are living in difficult times, but with unity we will overcome them and move forward”.

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