How 35 year old former student activist won Chile’s presidential election
Gabriel Boric, leftist lawmaker and former student activist has won Chile’s Presidential Elections 2021.
He beat right-wing candidate Jose Antonio Kast in Chile’s presidential runoff with 56 percent votes on December 19, 2021, becoming Chile’s youngest President ever.
The 35-year-old had come to the limelight in 2011 when he had led the student protests demanding better education. During his presidential campaign, he had promised to address economic inequality, boost green investment and raise taxes on the rich.
He had also promised to bring about a welfare state so that everyone has the same rights no matter how much money they have in their wallet.
Boric had just met the required minimum age to run in the presidential race. It comes seven years after he was first elected as a member of Chile’s Chamber of Deputies.
Boric had made many promises during his campaign trail-