Latin America rallies to congratulate Chile’s youngest ever leftist president

Latin America rallies to congratulate Chile's youngest ever leftist president

Leaders in Latin America have rallied to congratulate Chile’s President-elect Gabriel Boric, who defeated his far-right rival Antonio Kast to become the country’s youngest leader ever.

With almost 99 percent of polling stations reporting, Boric with 56 percent of the votes clearly trumped his closest rival, who garnered 44 percent of the votes.

According to Press TV, congratulatory message for the 35-year-old leftist leader started pouring in, led by President Alberto Fernández of Argentina, who pledged to “strengthen ties” with the new Chilean government to combat “inequality” that plagues the region.

Argentinean Vice President Fernández de Kirchner had earlier sent her congratulations to Boric and asserted that “the people always come back.”

Bolivian President Luis Arce also hailed the historic victory of the leftist lawmaker, saying it represented “the triumph of the Chilean people” and the “strengthening of Latin American democracy.”

“Latin American democracy is strengthened based on unity, respect and,…

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