Leftist Gabriel Boric wins Chile presidential election

 Leftist Gabriel Boric wins Chile presidential election

Leftist candidate Gabriel Boric has won Chile’s presidential election after an early concession from his far-right rival, José Antonio Kast.

Mr Kast conceded defeat barely an hour and a half after polls closed, and with around half of ballots counted.

With most of the votes counted, Mr Boric won with 56% and Mr Kast trailed with 44% of the votes.

The election has been one of the most polarised in recent decades and comes after mass anti-government protests.

Both candidates offered starkly different visions for the country, and both are outsiders representing political parties that have never been in government.

At 35-years-old, Mr Boric will become one of the world’s youngest political leaders, and the youngest president in Chile’s history