Five keys for a better understanding of the mega-elections that will define Chile’s future

The elections, which were to be held in April and were postponed due to the pandemic, will be held next weekend, on two days, Saturday and Sunday, in order to avoid crowds and encourage people to turn out to vote.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The "most important elections since the plebiscite marked the end of Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship (1973-1990)", or "the elections that will set the rules of the game for decades to come". These are some of the phrases that are said about the elections that Chile will experience next weekend.

But why so much expectation? Five issues are explained below.

1.- WHAT IS BEING VOTED ON?

On May 15 and 16, Chile faces four simultaneous elections in which 16,730 candidates will participate: the municipal and regional elections, in which mayors, council members, and governors will . . .

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