Chile vote highlights social divide

Country holds presidential election against a backdrop of growing social inequality.

    The people of Chile are set to vote in presidential elections that will either elect a conservative billionaire or a leftist former president to lead their nation.

    The contest between Sebastian Pinera and Eduardo Frei highlights the divide between Chile's rich and poor.

    In the capital Santiago, social inequality is visibly on the rise as opportunities for mobility within the class system become increasingly unlikely.

    Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports on how the elections may push the nation further away from being an economic success story ever again.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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