The US congratulated Boric and applauded Chile for "setting an example of free and fair democratic elections."

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The US congratulated Boric and applauded Chile for "setting an example of free and fair democratic elections."

The US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, congratulated the Chilean president-elect on Monday while highlighting the "example of free and fair democratic elections" in Chile "once again."

On Monday, the Secretary of State of the United States, Antony Blinken, congratulated the Chilean president-elect, Gabriel Boric, while highlighting the "example of free and fair democratic elections" in Chile "once again."

"Gabriel is going to be one of the youngest presidents in recent times. And one always has to know how to combine strength, idealism, the spirit of youth, with prudence and the experience of gray hair", pointed out Piñera.

"Congratulations to them (to the Chilean people) and the president-elect of Chile, Gabriel Boric," he indicated through a message shared on his Twitter account, where he noted that the United States hopes to "continue working with Chile to promote our objectives. shares of democracy, prosperity, and security".

At the head of a left-wing coalition, Boric faced extreme right-wing José Antonio Kast this Sunday in a second presidential round. It was shaping up to be a tight election to determine the next tenant of La Moneda.

With 99.99 percent of the votes counted, Boric has finally obtained 55.87% of the votes, managing to prevail over his rival, who has collected 44.13% of the votes and has become the candidate most voted in democracy more than 4.6 million votes.

Piñera receives Boric at the Palacio de La Moneda to coordinate the transition

The outgoing Chilean president, Sebastián Piñera, receives this Monday at 2:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. UTC) the president-elect, Gabriel Boric. According to presidential sources cited by the Chilean press, Piñera hopes to discuss "critical issues for Chile" with Boric, whom he congratulated after his victory on Friday.

"Gabriel is going to be one of the youngest presidents in recent times. And one always has to know how to combine strength, idealism, the spirit of youth, with prudence and the experience of gray hair", pointed out Piñera.

After this invitation, Boric has indicated that "of course we will meet, President ." "There is a lot to do in this transition process, so I'm going to be there," he said.