SANTIAGO – Chileans voted in presidential elections to choose a successor to Michelle Bachelet.
Eight candidates are standing, with conservative billionaire Sebastián Piñera seen as favourite to return to the post he held from 2010-14.
Socialist contender Alejandro Guillier, a former journalist, is regarded as the most realistic challenger to Mr. Piñera, the 67-year-old former president has been leading in recent opinion polls. However, analysts say he may fail to get 50% of the votes needed to avoid a run-off in December.
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