Chile’s presidential race awaits center-left bloc definition

The results of Chile's presidential primaries in which two candidates of a new generation and with a moderate profile won both on the left and on the right has upset the center-left, which failed to present any candidacy.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Unidad Constituyente (UC), a coalition of more traditional left-wing parties which has been struggling for several years, was left out of the game for failing to agree, and is now debating whether to present its own candidacy or support Gabriel Boric, who imposed himself as a progressive presidential candidate.

Against all odds, ex-student leader Boric of the Frente Amplio (FA), a movement similar to Spain's Podemos born in 2017, defeated communist Daniel Jadue, right-wing independent ex-minister Sebastián Sichel and beat ultra-conservative Joaquín Lavín, a heavyweight in . . .

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