THE left Gabriel Boric, will become the new president of Chile, after winning Sunday’s presidential election.
Based on 99.5% of the counted votes, Boric won the 55.87% of votes, in front of him right-wing candidate, Jose Antonio Cast, who won the 44.13%, announced the Chilean Electoral Commission, and Boric will take office on March 11 next year.
After his victory, Boric said he would fight against environmentally harmful projects, including copper and gold mining, Reuters reported. “By destroying the world, we are destroying ourselves. We no longer want projects that destroy our country, our community. “, he said.
Opponent Cast admitted defeat on Sunday night and congratulated the future Croatian president.
Edited by: Jelena Tsvietkovic