Chile’s Sebastián Piñera: regional elections are a “historic opportunity”

The election comes at a complicated time for the pandemic, with a historic peak in active cases of covid-19 (more than 62,000) and with the entire Santiago Metropolitan Region once again under total quarantine.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The President of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, stated this Sunday that the regional elections, the second round of which will be disputed this weekend, are a "historic" opportunity for the country that will elect governors, previously appointed by the president, for the first time this year.

"This is a significant and historic election. Today, for the first time, Chileans from 13 regions are going to elect their governor", said the President, who decided not to declare his support for any candidate or to indicate his own vote.

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