Gabriel Boric Chile’s new president
Chile, one of the richest countries in Latin America, is once again in the news. The reason is the President of Chile. Recently, former student leader Gabriel Boric has been sworn in as the President of Chile. Gabriel, 36, is the youngest president in the history of this South American nation.
Chile is undoubtedly counted among the rich countries, but there has been a huge economic inequality among the people here. Here the selected people have more money and most of the people are struggling financially. This is the reason that there have been large-scale protests against inequality here. In such a situation, the journey of Gabriel was not easy and he will have to face many challenges in the coming time.
Gabriel Boric had failed in the law exam
Gabriel Boric was born in 1986 in the city of Punta Arenas, Chile. He has two brothers. Gabriel did his early studies from the British school in his city and then went to Santiago in 2004 for further studies. Here he studied at the Law School of the University of Chile until 2009. In 2009, he became the president of the student union of the law school. However, Gabriel failed in his final degree exam and did not even get his law degree.
Gabriel Boric Wanted to be a writer
Gabriel has also told about his law degree in his interviews. He said that he did not even try to re-appear because he never wanted to become a lawyer. Boric would rather be a writer than that.
Recognized as a student leader
In 2009, when he became the student union president, he staged a 44-day protest against the dean of the university, Roberto Nahum. He also represented students as a university senator from 2010 to 2012.
Most influential youth leaders
He was also the President of the Chilean Student Federation (FECH). During this time he emerged as the chief spokesperson of the Chilean Student Federation. In 2012, Boric was included in the list of 100 Most Influential Youth Leaders in Chile.
In 2013, Gabriel Boric participated in the election as an independent candidate and won. In the year 2017, he stood on behalf of the Humanist Party in the general elections and won by unexpected votes. This journey progressed and he rose to the position of the youngest President in the history of Chile.
Preparing for change
Let us tell you that there are 14 women and 10 men in Boric’s cabinet. In the election held in December, Boric got 56 percent of the vote against the conservative Jose Antonio Kast. “We have to make changes step by step because if we don’t, the risk of backtracking is too high,” he said recently.
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