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Saturday 4 December 15:10 – 16:10pm GMT

Friends House, 173-177 Euston Rd, London (UK) NW1 2BJ (Nearest tube: Euston)

This talk forms part of Latin America Conference 2021, a day event bringing together experts, academics, trade unionists, politicians, and activists from the UK, Europe and Latin America. Speakers, workshops, films, discussions, stalls. Tickets/more info here.

**See also: Alborada Film Festival at Latin America Conference 2021**

Speakers:

Francisco Dominguez, Middlesex University

Carole Concha Bell, Chile Solidarity Network

Héctor Ríos JaraChilean Assembly in London

Chair: Pablo Navarrete, Alborada/Alborada Films

Sunday’s presidential election in Chile saw the main leftwing candidate Gabriel Boric make it through to the 2nd round run off set for 19 December.

Boric came just over 2% behind the far-right candidate Jose Antonio Kast, son of a German Nazi army officer and open admirer of former US-backed dictator Augusto Pinochet.

While this result is undoubtedly a setback, Chile is undergoing a crucial process to rewrite its constitution with the balance of forces within the constitutional assembly favouring progressive forces.

Whatever the result of the election, the battle to bury neoliberalism, Pinochet’s enduring legacy, will continue in Chile.

See also:

Can the Left Win Chile’s Presidential Elections? (Thursday 25 November)