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 . . .