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تشيلي تواجه خياراً صعباً في جولة الإعادة

By Jordi Bou

December 19, 2021 - يتوجه الناخبون في تشيلي إلى صناديق الاقتراع في جولة الإعادة الرئاسية التي يقدّم فيها اثنان من المرشحين رؤى متعارضة تماماً لمستقبل البلاد، بعد عامين من الاحتجاجات في الشوارع والاضطرابات السياسية.

Voters will have to choose between the progressive former student leader Gabriel Boric, 35, and the far-right candidate, José Antonio Kast, 55.

Boric, who shot to prominence during Chile’s 2011 education protests, has promised to “bury” Chile’s “neoliberal” past of market-oriented policies imposed under the dictator Gen Augusto Pinochet, and pledges to build a fairer country
marked by inclusivity, diversity and liberal social values.

Kast is an ultra-conservative who defends free markets and traditional values. A father of nine, he is staunch Catholic who speaks out against immigration, same-sex marriage and abortion. He has earned support among those who believe Chile needs a firm hand after the recent turbulent period.

PUBLISHED: 03/12/2021; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images