Young people, the driving force behind the new era that is beginning in Chile

In this vote, the participation of young people between 18 and 25 years old rose by 20%, compared to 36% in the 2017 presidential election.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A year and a half ago, young people put the system in check with a revolt for a fairer model, unparalleled in Chilean democracy. Their discontent triggered an unprecedented constituent process, and their participation in this weekend's elections is crucial to legitimizing it.

Pedro Saéz, 25, got up early to cast his vote in a locale in eastern Santiago. It is the first time he had participated in an election, and believes that "something" woke up in his generation on October 18, 2019, when massive protests broke out, leaving some thirty dead and thousands . . .

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