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Chileans head to the polls on Sunday to elect new president

On Sunday, voters in Chile will elect a new president. They have a stark choice between the two remaining candidates in a polarized race.

A populist from the far right, José Antonio Kast, is running against Gabriel Boric, a leftist lawmaker and former student protest leader.

Claudia Heiss, the head of political science at the Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Chile, explains what’s at stake.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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