Chileans elected left-wing politician Gabriel Boric, the country’s youngest president, with the most votes of any president in the country’s history. Hundreds of thousands flocked to the streets of Santiago to cheer the 35-year-old, who gained fame as a leader of the massive anti-neoliberal rallies that rocked Chile starting in 2019, after he was pronounced the clear victor of a suspenseful run-off against far-right contender Jose Antonio Kast. As the nominee of Apruebo Dignidad (Approve Dignity), a coalition of left-wing parties such as the Communist Party of Chile, the Commons, Democratic Revolution, Social Convergence, and others, Boric received 56 percent of the vote.
Xiomara Castro, a prominent leftist opposition leader, has declared victory in Honduras’ presidential election, with preliminary results putting her ahead of the governing right-wing party’s nominee. With nearly 53 percent of the votes cast, the Liberty and Refundation Party (LIBRE) candidate is in the lead with 38 percent of the vote counted. According to the National Electoral Council, her major opponent, Nasry Asfura of the incumbent conservative National Party (CNE), presently has roughly 34% of the vote. If Castro maintains her advantage, she will become the Central American country’s very first female president, putting an end to the conservative party’s 12-year reign.
Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva, Brazil’s former president and immensely popular socialist politician, will embark on a four-country trip of Europe on Thursday. In order to develop long-term relations with European leftists, he will engage with influential political and social figures. Da Silva will speak about the global situation and Latin American current events in Germany, Belgium, France, and Spain. In Berlin, he will meet with Martin Schulz, the former head of the German Social Democratic Party (SDP), the winning political party in the recent elections. As per reports by the local media, Lula had past contact with Schulz, who was also the former president of the European Parliament, and he had visited him in prison in Brazil back in 2018.