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Chile Former Candidate Parisi Backs Kast in Last Minute Bid

  • Boric has “persistently attacked” the Partido de la Gente
  • Kast was favored over Boric with 61% in Parisi’s party
Jose Antonio Kast during a closing rally ahead of runoff elections in Santiago, on Dec. 16.

Jose Antonio Kast during a closing rally ahead of runoff elections in Santiago, on Dec. 16.

Photographer: Tamara Merino/Bloomberg

Chile’s former presidential candidate Franco Parisi offered his support to conservative Jose Antonio Kast, hours ahead of Sunday’s presidential runoff, arguing left-winger Gabriel Boric had “persistently attacked” his party. 

In a video posted in his Twitter account, Parisi, who came third in the first round of the presidential vote last month, vowed his party would vote for Kast after an internal consultation Friday showed 61% support for the conservative candidate versus 6% for Boric.