The news comes as thousands of Chileans flock to social media to celebrate Boric’s win against far-right opponent Antonio Kast.
? FUN FACT: The Swiftie candidate for the presidency of Chile, @gabrielboric has won the elections! ??
— The Swift Society (@TheSwiftSociety) December 20, 2021
It’s not just Taylor Swift that Boric has aligned himself with, however, but nu-metal stalwarts like Tool, Rammstein, Deftones, and Nine Inch Nails, having been spotted wearing their merch on many occasions.
Others have found images of the president wearing a Nirvana t-shirt, which he wore to meet with Americas Quarterly editor in chief Brian Winter in 2018.
Gabriel Boric, surely the only guest of honor in the 50-year history of the Americas Society to show up wearing a black Nirvana T-shirt ??
The photo is from 2018
A (new) story about it is here: https://t.co/TvXclE6soD pic.twitter.com/SRaS6ONvWb
— Brian Winter (@BrazilBrian) December 20, 2021
In Boric’s presidential acceptance speech her said “In the coming years, the future of our country is at stake, so I guarantee that I will be a president who cares for democracy and does not risk it, listens more than speaks, seeks unity, and attends to the needs of the people daily,”
He went on to say “We know there continues to be justice for the rich, and justice for the poor, and we no longer will permit that the poor keep paying the price of Chile’s inequality.”
Boric’s victory reportedly triggered hundreds of thousands of Chilean’s to flock to the streets in celebration.
Hopefully this is an end to Chile’s Champagne (socialist) Problems.