Leftist Must Overcome History to Win Chile Presidential Runoff – Bloomberg
As Chile gears up for the presidential runoff between candidates from opposite ends of the political spectrum, one thing is for certain: history isn’t on the side of leftist contender Gabriel Boric.
That’s because no candidate has ever come back to win the nation’s top job in a runoff after finishing behind in the first round since the return to democracy in 1990. Boric got 25.8% in Sunday’s vote, trailing conservative rival Jose Antonio Kast with 27.9%. Polls show them neck-to-neck in the second round on Dec. 19.