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Gabriel Boric: Former student activist elected Chile’s youngest president

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Leftist and former student leader Gabriel Boric, 35, will become Chile’s youngest President since its return to democracy in 1990, after he won a presidential runoff election on Sunday.

With 99.95% of ballots counted, Boric won with 55.87% of the vote, securing victory over his right-wing opponent, Jose Antonio Kast, who trailed with 44.13%, according to the Electoral Service of Chile. Boric will be sworn in as President on March 11.

Kast conceded the election to Boric and congratulated his opponent “on his great triumph.”

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