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Chile faces regional elections that could shape November presidential race

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - More than 13 million Chileans are called to the polls this Sunday to elect the first governors of Chile's 16 regions in a second round of voting, the results of which will be examined as a key to a future presidential race.

This is the first time Chileans will elect their regional leaders; until now, governors were appointed by the executive branch, so these elections represent a historic step toward decentralization.

There will be no second round of voting in three of the country's 16 regions, as the winners were elected in the first . . .

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