Chile’s most conservative candidate, whose campaign resembles that of Brazil’s Bolsonaro, is gaining ground

One of the main reasons for the rise of candidate Kast is the waning of the option of Sebastián Sichel, who has stagnated after several controversial and unsuccessful attempts to expand toward the center.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - "If Pinochet were still alive, he would vote for me." José Antonio Kast is a familiar face in Chilean politics, and his statements continue to cause a stir. The lawyer, who has been considered the main point of reference for the extreme right for several years, is currently running for president for the second time, trying to surpass the 8% he achieved in the 2017 elections, always running with his most famous slogans: exacerbation of neoliberalism, an anti-immigration discourse, and his opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage.

Despite a slow start in early polls . . .

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