South Am Chilean Presidential Election 2021

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Johnny Bananas

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In the left corner, we have Gabriel Boric, a millenial former student protest leader from the frozen south. Boric is running on a platform of taxing and spending on social services more, and empowering women and indigenous people.

In the right corner, we have José Antonio Kast, who is notable for campaigning against the return of democracy in the 1980s, his desire to pardon everyone involved with the Pinochet regime, his climate change denial, homophobia and being the son of an actual, genuine Nazi. Kast was born into great wealth, is running on a platform of digging a massive ditch along the Bolivian border to stop immigrants and wants to "make Chile a great country". Sound familiar?

It's a real worry if Kast gets elected, not just because he has fascist sympathies, but because this country had widespread riots in 2019-2020 over inequality and the cost of living. Kast getting elected will probably send the rioters back onto the streets.
 

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Of course, the western liberal media is feeling torn.

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And Kast has conceded to Boric, which is good news, and sets him aside from Fujimori, the Bolivian right, or Trump (and, inevitably, Bolsonaro, but we'll get to that).
 

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One of Boric's most well-known supporters is Chilean actor Pedro Pascal, best known for being on Game of Thrones, Narcos and The Mandalorian. They've been tweeting back and forth.

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