Latin America

UN Secretary-General remains silent over Bachelet’s pro-Boric statement

The former president formally endorsed the left-wing candidate ahead of the December 19 vote

UN Secretary-General António Guterres. Photo: Alexandros Michailidis
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. Photo: Alexandros Michailidis

SANTIAGO — UN Secretary-General António Guterres refused to comment on statements made by the organization’s High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, who declared her support for left-wing presidential candidate Gabriel Boric ahead of Chile’s runoff election on Sunday. By doing so, the UN’s top official dismisses accusations of “interventionism” made by far-right candidate José Antonio Kast.

Ms. Bachelet, a former Chilean president herself, published a video on the Twitter profile of her Horizonte Ciudadano foundation. She called upon Chileans to “elect a president who ensures that our country can truly continue on a path of progress for all, a path...

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