Chile: Ex-President Pinera leads vote, but faces runoff

Conservative Sebastian Pinera has taken the lead in the first round of Chile's presidential election that took place on Sunday after more than 90% of the votes were counted. The 67-year-old billionaire will now meet his main rival, socialist Alejando Guillier, in the second round of presidential elections which is scheduled for next month. Speaking from Santiago, Pinera thanked his supporters... Еще saying that the next month's runoff will be a «real crossroad», however, he placed his hope in his countrymen choosing «the path of the best times.» Pinera, leader of the Chile Vamos bloc, already served as a president between 2010 and 2014. Guillier, a former TV anchor, is running as an independent candidate with the backing of Bachelet’s centre-left Nueva Mayoria coalition. In addition to a new president, voters were called to elect all 155 members of the lower house and half of the Senate.

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