Gabriel Boric Font
Gabriel Boric Font was born in Punta Arenas, on February 11, 1986, and is the first child of the marriage between María Soledad Font Aguilera and Luis Javier Boric Scarpa.
He followed elementary and high school education at the British School of Punta Arenas, where at some point in his childhood he was president of his class.
In 2004, he was admitted to the Law School of the University of Chile, where his academic level led him to be assistant to the professor in various courses like International Law of Human Rights, Institutional History of Chile and Theory of Justice.
He was elected Counsellor of the University of Chile’s Student Federation (FECH) in 2008, representing the Law Faculty, and the next year, he became Chair of the Center of Law Students (CED). In addition, he was a University Senator during the years 2010 and 2011.
In late 2011, after one of the years of largest student mobilizations since the return to democracy, he won the election to lead the University of Chile’s Student Federation.
In 2013 he began his parliamentary career, launching his candidacy as a deputy for the 28th district of the Magallanes Region, being elected with the first majority in the district, without having had a traditional political coalition to support him.
During the first month of his first period (2014 and 2018), he submitted a bill to reduce the parliamentary diet. In addition, he was a member of the Permanent Commissions on Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples; Extreme Zones and Chilean Antarctica; and Labor and Social Security.
In 2016, he promoted the creation of the Frente Amplio. In that presidential and parliamentary election they succeeded to consolidate themselves as the third political force in the country, just a few months after its creation, in addition to obtaining his own re-election as deputy, with the second majority nationwide.
During his last years as a deputy, Chile was experiencing a great sociopolitical crisis. After weeks of widespread demonstrations of social discontent, Gabriel Boric decides to sign the "Agreement for Social Peace and a New Constitution", which led to the recent constitutional process in the country.
On March 17, 2021, he was proclaimed presidential candidate by his political party, Convergencia Social, also being supported by Revolución Democrática, thus initiating the collection of signatures that would end on May 17 with the official registration on the race to La Moneda and calling for broad primaries of the entire opposition.
These primaries were only materialized with the coalition Apruebo-Dignidad, on July 18, 2021, achieving a victory against his competitor, Daniel Jadue with 60% of the total voting power.
On December 19, he successfully won the second round of polls, with a great advantage over his opponent, achieving 55.8% of the total number of votes, thus becoming the highest voted President, with the highest participation, and being the youngest in the entire history of the Republic of Chile.
Source: Office of the President of Chile, August 2022