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7/1/13

The 2013 Chilean presidential elections aren't going to make many English language column inches this year

This modern and thrusting world that in what we lives* much prefers its news stories and current affairs analysis on struggles, conflicts, controversies and polemics. Thus, after watching how the results of Chile's election primaries came in last night your humble scribe has been wondering what sort of angle apart from

'Chelle wins

can be put on the upcoming main event on November 17th. For sure Chile internally will be able to spin out the vote coverage to more than just

'Chelle wins

because it can follow the minor players, consider the deeper meanings of that a 10 point win might have instead of a 15 point win or a 20 point win, wonder about the shape of any congressional consensus or mandate, muse on the role of the right wing opposition etc etc and get beyond the most important 

'Chelle wins

message. However, those of you unfortunate enough not to live in South America aren't going to get much in the way of news and views about this upcoming election because all the wider world wants to know about any presidential election is who's going to get the big job. And that one's easy. 'Chelle wins.


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