Chile's dilemma: Left or Right?
Without a clear winner in sight, the Left-Centre in Chile still stands a fair chance at the runoff.
With the nation facing considerable economic difficulties and outgoing President Michele Bachelet of the Socialist Party seeing a sharp drop in her popularity, a major reversal for the left was expected in the November 19 elections in Chile. Considering these headwinds, however, the left-centre forces did not fare too badly. Citizens voted for a new president as well as senators, congresspersons, and local officials in the November 19 poll. The presidential race will now head to a runoff, scheduled to take place on December 17.