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“This is the most polarised election since the return of democracy”—Chile heads to a run-off – The Economist

THE PRESIDENTIAL election will now go to a run-off—between candidates of political extremes. We ask how that polarisation will affect promised constitutional reform. Our correspondent visits Mali to witness the largest current Western push against jihadism, finding that governments and peacekeepers in the Sahel are losing the war. And women seek a more level playing field in competitive gaming. Runtime: 21 min

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