In a hugely important victory for the left in South America Leftist Gabriel Boric has won the Presidency in Chile today. His far-right opponent José Antonio Kast has conceded defeat.
According to the New York Times “With more than 98 percent of ballots counted, Mr. Boric had won more than 55 percent of the vote and Mr. Kast had 44 percent. The margin surprised political observers because recent polls suggested the race was tighter.”
The win is a triumph for democracy in Chile and a repudiation of the legacy of the Pinochet dictatorship.