In the elections of last May 15th and 16th, only three of the territories elected their top positions in the first round, for which it was necessary to obtain more than 40 percent of the votes, and two were occupied by representatives of the opposition.
In the case of the region of Valparaíso, the winner was the independent Rodrigo Mundaca, a renowned social leader who has earned great respect by fighting for years for the right of agricultural communities to water as a public good.
In four of the other 13 regions, the governorates will be ruled by opposition or independent candidates and representatives of the right-wing parties will be present in another nine.
But in the opinion of more than a few observers, they are at a marked disadvantage given the little support for the government and the ruling forces among the population.
For this reason, many see next Sunday’s results as the possible final blow to the electoral debacle of May 16th, in which the right was far from reaching a third of the 155 members of the Convention that will draft the new Constitution of Chile.
On the other hand, the independents, arising from many of the popular protests that broke out on October 18th, 2019, and the left-wing parties, were the big winners on that occasion.