Gabriel Boric to become Chile’s next President

On December 19, 2021, A leftist millennial Gabriel Boric was elected as next President of Chile.

Highlights

  • He was elected as President, after a campaign against a free-market firebrand likened to former US President Donald Trump.
  • Gabriel won with 56 per cent of the votes.

Gabriel Boric Font

Gabriel Boric Font is the president-elect of Chile. He was a member of the Chamber of Deputies since March 2014, and represented the Magallanes and Antarctic district. In 2013 general election, he was elected as an independent candidate. He was re-elected in 2017. In both the elections, he received the largest number of votes among all candidates in Magallanes Region. For 2021 general election, he won the Apruebo Dignidad Presidential primary, with 60% of the popular vote. Thus, he became a Presidential candidate for the leftist electoral coalition. He is all set to take charges as the first socialist President of Chile, after Salvador Allende.

Chile- Key Facts

Chile is officially called as Republic of Chile. It is a country in western part of South America. The country occupies a long, narrow strip of land between Andes and the Pacific Ocean. It is the southernmost country of the world. It is closest to Antarctica, and share borders with Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and the Drake Passage. It also controls the Pacific islands of Juan Fernandez, Desventuradas, Isla Salas y Gomez, and Easter Island in Oceania. Santiago is country’s capital as well as largest city. Spanish is the national language of Chile. The country is a founding member of United Nations, Pacific Alliance and Community of Latin American & Caribbean States (CELAC). It also joined the OECD in 2010.

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