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Chile 🇨🇱 lurches left with election of Gabriel Boric as Presidente

Leftwing former student leader Gabriel Boric, 35, will be Chile’s next president 🇨🇱

He is on course for a resounding victory over far-right José Antonio Kast with more than half of the vote counted

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by Anonymousreply 48January 18, 2022 4:46 PM

Chile would be a nice place to move if [when] the U.S. goes to shit. It's beautiful with a huge variety of scenery and climates and it's prosperous with a first world economy and standard of living.

by Anonymousreply 1December 19, 2021 9:40 PM

And lots of fit hotties

by Anonymousreply 2December 19, 2021 9:41 PM

Right wingers have had a bad year. Macron is doing well in France, they got crushed in Germany, even that sack of shit Boris in the UK is floundering suddenly

by Anonymousreply 3December 19, 2021 9:42 PM

Damn, that is young.

by Anonymousreply 4December 19, 2021 9:43 PM

He's a cutie

by Anonymousreply 5December 19, 2021 9:44 PM

Pics of hot Chileans?

by Anonymousreply 6December 19, 2021 9:47 PM

Chile wastes no time to showcase what a peaceful transition of power looks like.

Within an hour of the call, the incumbent President & the new President-Elect do a joint TV appearance & are now chatting back-and-forth.

Boric now leads by 11%, a historically large win in Chile.

by Anonymousreply 7December 19, 2021 9:50 PM

[quote] It's beautiful with a huge variety of scenery and climates and it's prosperous

Chile is gorgeous. Miles of coastline, wine country, and Andean mountains.

by Anonymousreply 8December 19, 2021 9:56 PM

So is it really a 'lurch'? Does he want to nationalize industries?

Or does he want to provide free condoms in bathrooms?

by Anonymousreply 9December 19, 2021 10:03 PM

wow, a politician who actually has to live through the policies he enacts

by Anonymousreply 10December 19, 2021 10:22 PM

Wow, didn’t expect that one. Now for Lula to win back Brazil and send that piece of shit to prison in return.

by Anonymousreply 11December 19, 2021 10:28 PM

Y'all can't be sending your ex-presidents to jail. It's very third-world.

by Anonymousreply 12December 19, 2021 10:30 PM

So the system in Chile is such that the two candidates in the final election were from the extremes. The other candidate was a real Nazi (as in his father actually was a Nazi w/swastikas etc.)... much more fascist that even Bolsinaro or Trump. So this is a victory for democracy. Good news.

by Anonymousreply 13December 19, 2021 10:32 PM

And for the alt-right nuts that will soon descend on this thread to try to say something about "woke is stupid" etc., Kast, the rightwing extremist who lost, wanted to repeat LGBT rights, but "them" in prison, etc. "Woke" is just a word that only means anything to the Fox crowd who think it's a cute attack on "the other tribe." But "anti-woke" is a slippery slope that winds up with gay folk as criminals.

by Anonymousreply 14December 19, 2021 10:38 PM

[quote]wanted to repeat LGBT rights, but "them" in prison, etc.


by Anonymousreply 15December 19, 2021 10:40 PM

It's beautiful, lots of poverty in the usual places. And the regular 7-8.5 earthquakes.

by Anonymousreply 16December 20, 2021 12:30 AM

Left is good I guess as long as he's not authoritarian left

by Anonymousreply 17December 20, 2021 12:34 AM

R15 "put them in prison"


2010- 8.8 earthquake in Chile, 500 deaths

2010 - 7.0 earthquake in Haiti, 160,000 deaths

Why? Government regulated construction permits

by Anonymousreply 18December 20, 2021 12:36 AM

Chile = universal foreskin

by Anonymousreply 19December 20, 2021 11:06 AM

Leftist uncut cub! I'm in.

by Anonymousreply 20December 20, 2021 2:13 PM

R19 Como?

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by Anonymousreply 21December 20, 2021 3:17 PM

He's hot too. Go Chile.

by Anonymousreply 22December 20, 2021 3:33 PM

R6 Maybe not hot, but cute gay couple from Chile.

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by Anonymousreply 23December 20, 2021 3:38 PM

Chile is Latin America's most stable, advanced economy

by Anonymousreply 24December 20, 2021 7:10 PM

Bonus: Boric has no family connections to Nazis.

by Anonymousreply 25December 20, 2021 7:30 PM

Big strong broad shoulders...Mama like

by Anonymousreply 26December 20, 2021 7:54 PM

Is he the youngest leader in the Americas?

by Anonymousreply 27December 23, 2021 12:27 AM

People in the US are terrified of anything outside of the Centre ground, even the Conservative Party in the UK are more left-wing than the Democrats.

by Anonymousreply 28December 23, 2021 12:45 AM

How about Peru?

by Anonymousreply 29December 23, 2021 12:14 PM

R18 Haiti is a very poor country. They live in sheds. Chile is not. Hence the difference in deaths after an earthquake.

by Anonymousreply 30December 23, 2021 12:26 PM

Is Chile considered a first world country?

by Anonymousreply 31December 29, 2021 2:40 AM

Don’t get too attached to him. He probably won’t be the President of Chile for very long…

by Anonymousreply 32December 29, 2021 4:50 AM

Republic of Chile (officially) by this metrics ranks 42nd out of 189 countries and would thus be considered a FIRST WORLD nation by their HDI ranking.

by Anonymousreply 33December 29, 2021 1:16 PM

R33 Chile has the highest HDI in Latin America. Very high human development.

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by Anonymousreply 34December 30, 2021 1:22 PM

Uruguay isn’t developed?

by Anonymousreply 35December 30, 2021 1:25 PM

[quote] Chile is Latin America's most stable, advanced economy

Wouldn't Uruguay be up there, too?

by Anonymousreply 36December 30, 2021 1:26 PM

Wow, I didn’t realize Panama was that developed

by Anonymousreply 37December 30, 2021 1:26 PM

Why the negatively-connoted “lurch,” OP? Why not a neutral “moves” or “shifts”?

by Anonymousreply 38December 30, 2021 1:43 PM

Chile is the world's leading producer of copper. They are, however, undergoing some serious drought issues.

by Anonymousreply 39December 31, 2021 1:54 AM

R37, that's what handling billions of off-shore secret bank accounts and narcotics buys you.

by Anonymousreply 40December 31, 2021 2:18 AM


by Anonymousreply 41January 1, 2022 1:47 AM

This is a relief, but the right keeps chipping, chipping, chipping.

by Anonymousreply 42January 1, 2022 2:15 AM

Chile has a brand new young government on the way.

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by Anonymousreply 43January 13, 2022 6:12 PM

Verifcatia of Chilean bear sizemeat?

by Anonymousreply 44January 13, 2022 6:13 PM

Why do these countries always go with extremists? Neither far right nor far left are good at forming stable and prosperous democracies.

by Anonymousreply 45January 13, 2022 6:16 PM

Little 14 year old Valentina, fatally shot by police at the Burlington Coat Factory in North Hollywood, dreamed of leaving Chile. She was going to change the world by building robots.

by Anonymousreply 46January 13, 2022 6:18 PM

R45, Chile seems to have a lot of the same problems and acrimony between left vs. right as the U.S., magnified x 5. That pesky Pinochet left a lot of polarization in his wake.

by Anonymousreply 47January 13, 2022 9:00 PM

R45 What is considered far left in the U.S. is middle of the road in other countries, Chile included. Bernie Sanders is pretty tame everywhere other than the U.S. People want something, anything, different, and are willing to vote for parties further left or right than normal. In the U.S., that only seems to work for the right, hence Trump.

by Anonymousreply 48January 18, 2022 4:46 PM
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