Former student leader, Gabriel Boric won the race to the president's seat becoming the youngest president of Chile
With nearly 97% of the vote counted, the 35-year-old claimed 55.8% to take a 12 percentage point lead over Kast, who quickly accepted his defeat and called Boric to congratulate him
Boric vowed to form a youth-led inclusive government with an aim to address poverty and inequality existing due to the free market economy introduced under Pinochet's dictatorship
“The times ahead will not be easy,” Boric said on Sunday. “Only with social cohesion, re-finding ourselves and sharing common ground will we be able to advance towards truly sustainable development – which reaches every Chilean."
The far-right candidate Kast congratulated Boric and stated that he can count on his party