On May 15 and 16, the subnational elections' first round took place to decide councilors, governors, and Constituent Convention's representatives. Aysen, Magallanes, and Valparaiso were the only regions out of 16 where governor candidates reached 40 percent of the votes needed to secure the post.
The Metropolitan Region Governor's office is the most contested post as it includes Santiago. The Christian Democrat Party (PDC) representative Claudio Orrego and Comunes member Karina Oliva are competing for this post.
The subnational elections come just one month ahead of the presidential primaries to be held on July 18.
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