Chile’s Presidential Field Swells to Nine at Sign-Up Deadline
(Bloomberg) -- The founder of a now defunct financial advisory firm that roiled Chile’s capital markets and a leader of a Stalinist offshoot of Chile’s communist party will be in the final list of nine candidates vying in the country’s presidential elections November.
Seven contenders registered with government electoral body Servel before the final cutoff on Monday night. One of those was Senate President Yasna Provoste, who won last week’s primary between traditional center-left parties.
Experience and Party
|Jose Antonio Kast||Former deputy; candidate for the Partido Republicano|
|Gino Lorenzini||Founder of defunct financial advisory firm Felices y Forrados; running as an independent|
|Franco Parisi||Businessman and professor; candidate for the Partido de la Gente|
|Marco Antonio Enriquez-Ominami||Candidate for the Partido Progresista; 4th time as candidate|
|Yasna Provoste||Senate president; member of the Democracia Cristiana party; candidate for Unidad Constituyente pact|
|Eduardo Artes||Professor; member of the Partido Comunista (Accion Proletaria) party; candidate for the Union Patriotica pact|
|Diego Ancalao||Mapuche activist; candidate for the Lista del Pueblo|
The candidates will also face Sebastian Sichel and Gabriel Boric, both of whom won their respective primaries in July. The first round of presidential elections will take place on Nov. 21, with a possible runoff set for December.
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