SANTIAGO, 15September (Hfrance.fr) - Former left-wing student leader Gabriel Boric leads the race for Chile's presidency with just over two months to go before election day, but half of all Chileans are still trying to make up their minds , according to a poll by pollster CEP on Wednesday.
The poll found that 13% of those polled would choose Boric for president in the November 21 elections, while the 'former center-right Cabinet minister Sebastian Sichel won 11% and former centrist Senate Speaker Yasna Provoste 6%.
Fifty for One hundred of those surveyed either did not respond or said they did not yet know who they would choose as president.
The survey of 1,443 people were conducted in person between July 25 and September 1 and had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.8%. The investigation began beforeProvoste is chosen to represent his centrist coalition.
The large number of undecided voters adds uncertainty in the middle of an already eventful in the world top. copper producer where a recently convened convention is working on drafting a new constitution following mass protests in 2019 against inequality.
La Constitutional convention and the presidential race focused on social issues such as inequalities and indigenous rights, as well as mining, water and environmental themes closely watched by the industry.
Boric and Sichel mark a move towards more independence-minded candidates in a country where a center-left coalition of establishment parties has largely dominated politics since the return from the country to democracy in 1990.
The far right has also been largely marginalized, according to the poll, with Jose Antonio Kast receiving only 3% of voters' intentions.
Only 16% of those polled in the CEP poll approved the work of President Sebastian Pinera's government. Pinera is serving his second non-consecutive term. Reporting by Dave Sherwood; Edited by Peter Cooney
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