20 Dec 2021

Left-wing Boric defeats far-right rival to become Chile’s youngest ever president

A left-wing former student protest leader has been elected as Chile’s next president, pledging to “fight the privileges of the few”.

At 35, Gabriel Boric will become the country’s youngest leader after an overwhelming victory over his far-right rival.

As cheering supporters took to the streets, Mr Boric pledged to look after democracy and work for unity.