Biden congratulates Boric on his victory in Chile’s “free and fair” elections

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The president of the United States, Joe Biden, congratulated the president-elect of Chile on Thursday, Gabriel Boric, for his electoral victory, reported the White House.

Likewise, he “applauded” the “free and fair” presidential elections that were held at the end of November, which he cataloged as “a powerful example for the region and the world,” according to Jen Psaki, press secretary of the White House, in a statement.

“The two leaders discussed their shared commitment to social justice, democracy, human rights and inclusive growth,” he added.

An ecological and equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, cooperation between the two countries and climate change were the issues to be discussed, according to the secretary.

For his part, Boric reported, through Twitter, that in addition to talking about “the joy shared by our respective electoral triumphs,” they discussed “common challenges, such as fair trade, the climate crisis, and the strengthening of democracy.”

The leftist president-elect has made history, since he will be the youngest president of Chile. He comes to office with the intention of promoting a tax reform and guaranteeing universal rights for all Chileans.

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