The far-right candidate for the Presidency of Chile, José Antonio Kast, has congratulated his rival, Gabriel Boric, from the left, and thus recognizes his victory in the second round of the Chilean presidential elections, held this Sunday.
“From today he is the elected President of Chile and deserves all our respect,” Kast said, according to the Chilean press. «I just spoke with Gabriel Boric and I congratulated him on his great success. From today he is the elected President of Chile and deserves all our respect and constructive collaboration. Chile is always first, “he later posted on Twitter.
Boric has won with 55.52 percent of the votes compared to 44.48 percent for Kast, According to official results published by the Electoral Service of Chile (SERVEL), once 83.03 percent of the polling stations have been counted.
The winner of the second round of the presidential elections will take office on March 11, 2022.
Election day has been marked by the complaints of lack of public transport in Santiago and other urban areas, to the point that private citizens have offered their vehicles to transfer voters.