Crowd Celebrates in Santiago as Chile Elects Its Youngest President

Crowds gathered in Santiago, Chile, into the early hours of December 20 to celebrate the election of Gabriel Boric as the country’s next president.

Boric beat his opponent Jose Antonio Kast with 55.9 percent of the vote to the latter’s 44.1 percent.

Video filmed by Luis Lobos Robles shows an ecstatic crowd in Santiago waving flags.

During his victory speech in Santiago, as reported by La Cuarta, the 35-year-old Boric reiterated key parts of his campaign, including the abolition of private pensions, climate change, indigenous rights, and promising women they would be “protagonists” in the next government. Credit: Luis Lobos Robles via Storyful

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