Chile: President tries to rekindle government while his popularity falls

Opinion polls show that Boric's brilliance is quickly dimming among Chileans

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Chilean President Gabriel Boric is trying to relaunch a government that has lost popularity less than two months after making global headlines for becoming the country's youngest president and a possible symbol of a revival of the left in South America.

Now that opinion polls show Boric has lost support since taking office, the 36-year-old president has declared the end of the transition period and called for ministers to act with a "sense of urgency" to address the demands of Chileans.

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