The favorites lost, the communist Jadue and the Pinochetist Lavín.
Presidential candidatures were defined for November 21. ” If Chile was the cradle of neoliberalism, it will also be its grave, " said Boric, one of the masterminds of the constituent agreement and one of the surprises of the day.
From Santiago: Surprising were the results of the primaries in Chile, which officially open the way to the presidential elections on November 21. Gabriel Boric (Social Convergence-Broad Front) beat Daniel Jadue (Communist Party) by 60.24% against 39.76% with 94.5% of the polling stations. Despite the fact that the latter, for two years he led all the polls, the last being the Criteria of June where he came to score 18% over the right-wing Joaquín Lavín with 13%. For the right grouped in “Chile Vamos” the same thing happened: Lavín was defeated by the former minister of Social Development, Sebastián Sichel with 48.96% against 31.49%.
Although it cannot be assured in this new scenario that the new president of Chile will come from here, since the center-left that ruled the country during much of the return to Democracy —DC, PPD and PS— still does not officially define a single candidate, the name of current president of the senate Yasna Provoste (DC) sounds strong. And there are also cards with relative drag in more radical right-wing nuclei such as José Antonio Kast (Republican Party) that could unbalance the balance.
The constituent process
Main thing is that the new president of Chile will be the one that will seal the Constituent process, all in the midst of a massive lockdown ending on Monday, Santiago and most of the country will go through “phase 3” that will allow the free movement and the opening of commercial premises weekend— a long weekend that began on Friday and a Constitutional Convention that drafted the new constitution that will replace the 1980s already installed.