Gabriel Boric became Chile’s youngest president, taking 56% of votes in presidential elections

by Anadolu Agency

Gabriel Boric won Chile’s presidential election Sunday, becoming the country’s youngest leader at the age of 35 after his rival conceded defeat.

Boric garnered 56% of the vote compared to 44% for his opponent, right-wing populist Jose Antonio Kast.

“I am going to be the president of all Chileans,” Boric said in a brief televised video conference call with outgoing President Sebastian Pinera. “I will not rule alone within four walls.”

“We all hope you have a good government,” Pinera replied after inviting Boric to a meeting on Monday, which the newly elected president quickly agreed to.

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