**Watch a video recording of the event below**
Join us for our latest Alborada Online event, in which we analyse the results of Chile’s presidential election which takes place the previous day.
On Sunday 19 December, Chileans go to the polls to decide who will be the country’s next president. The two candidates are the leftwing former student leader Gabriel Boric and the far-right José Antonio Kast, who admires General Pinochet and opposes women’s, indigenous and LGBT rights. Kast won the first round with 27.9 per cent of the vote, compared with Boric’s 25.8 per cent.
In light of the immense protests against inequality launched in 2019, our panel will explore the election result and what lies ahead for Chile.
Monday 20 December, 7.30-8.30pm GMT / 4.30-5.30pm Chile
- Victor Figueroa Clark, Alborada contributing editor and author of Salvador Allende: Revolutionary Democrat (Pluto Press, 2013)
- Rocío Lorca, Professor of Law (University of Chile)
- Matt Kirkegaard, member of Progressive International electoral observation delegation to Chile
- Chaired by Nick MacWilliam, Alborada co-editor and director of Santiago Rising (Alborada Films, 2021)
The waiting room will open 30 minutes before the event begins with a playlist of Chilean music.