Elections in Chile: Boric won by a wide margin in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea

The elections in Chile to determine who will be the next president and Gabriel boric, the leftist candidate, surpassed his far-right rival José Antonio Kast in the voting of Chilean residents in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea.

In New Zealand, Boric, of the alliance I Approve Dignity, got 738 out of 865 votes emitted, against 118 of Kast, of the Republican Party, informed the authorities of the only two open tables in the country, in Wellington and Auckland.

The participation in the oceanic country registered an increase of 22 percent compared to the first round that was organized on November 21, when 706 voters voted.

In Australia Boric also won with 2,009 votes against 574 for Kast, with a 14 percent increase in voter turnout, reported polling place authorities in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra.

Boric also won the victory in two Asian countries: Japan, where he defeated Kast by 91 votes to 29 at a single table in Tokyo, and at South Korea, where won by 42 votes to seven on a table in Seoul.

The candidate from the left, who came second in the first round, added the support of foreign politicians and artists such as Sting, Peter Gabriel, Joan Manuel Serrat and others who urged to stop the advance of the extreme right.


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