Foreign Minister Heraldo Muñoz described the historic vote of Chileans living abroad in these presidential elections as an "impeccable" process. The Chancellor explained that in the 110 constituencies, in 62 countries around the world, more than 23,000 citizens voted, which means almost 60% of that electoral roll.
According to the data published by SERVEL, with 100% of the results examined, out of a total of 23,308 votes, 23,065 were validly cast, 161 null and 82 targets.
Minister Muñoz explained that the countries with the highest voter turnout were those with the largest number of registered voters. The exception was Canada, which outnumbered Spain in terms of voters.
Thus, countries that registered the largest number of votes were Argentina, with 3,880 votes; the United States, with 3,393; Canada, with 1773; Spain, with 1,654; and finally Australia, with 1,366. By continents, the largest turnout of Chileans was in America, with 13,593 votes; Europe, with 7,701; Oceania, with 1,507; Asia, with 449; and finally Africa, with 58.
The Chancellor pointed out that with this electoral exercise, Chilean citizens residing abroad "expressed their civic commitment and interest in participating in the important decisions of our country".
For his part, the Director General of Consular Affairs and Immigration, Ambassador Carlos Appelgren, along with highlighting the work done by the consuls in the implementation of the process, announced that they have already begun planning logistics that will allow Chileans around the world to participate in the second round of the presidential election.