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Chile's presidential race appears headed for a December runoff

Chile's presidential race appears headed for a December runoff

Businessman Sebastian Piñera, who was Chile’s president from 2010 to 2014, appeared headed for a victory in presidential elections Sunday, though a runoff was expected with the second-place finisher, according to partial returns.

Piñera and the other candidates seemed likely to fall short of the simple majority needed to avoid a runoff Dec. 17. The winner will take office in March.

As of late Sunday, Piñera had 36.6% of votes cast, and former TV news anchor Alejandro Guillier had 22.6%. In third place was radio and television journalist Beatriz Sánchez, with 20.3%, according to preliminary returns.

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