The Right Way for Chile’s Jews to Engage With New Leftist President Boric

After a contentious election, President-elect Boric states he will be ‘the president of all Chileans.’ We, Chilean Jews and the Jewish world more broadly, should embrace this moment

Marcelo Carvallo
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Marcelo Carvallo

Chile, with a voter turnout of just over 55 percent, has elected the 35 year-old candidate of the left, Gabriel Boric, as its new president. The result was overwhelming: 55.8 percent for Boric against 44.2 percent for the right-wing candidate José Antonio Kast.

In absolute terms, this is the largest winning margin in the history of the country, with the youngest president ever elected in Chile and with the highest turnout of voters.

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