One of the reasons that the current government has been so ineffective is the hostile Opposition parliamentary majority that from Day One has tried to bring down the government (and the whole current system) by fair means or foul.
In this forthcoming election, a huge number of candidates are standing; some from obscure parties mostly aligned with the left-wing, while the fragmented established party intentions are now less than clear.
The complete list is available here in a 60-page document!.
It can be understood that it will be difficult for normal voters to find the candidates they prefer amid this shoal of information, but you can bet that those marginal party militantes all know on which side their bread is buttered. Bachelet changed the voting system with precisely this outcome in view.
Recently a blogger extracted a list of “Frente Social Cristiano” candidates, that’s Kast’s coalition, and it can be found here.
Kast Imho, is the only alternative to old-fashioned Communism, but even if he wins, he will encounter all the same problems as Piñera had if faced with a hostile, obstructionist Congress.
A left-wing result (Boric or Provoste) in these elections is comparable to the election of Juan Domingo Perón in Argentina, or Hugo Chávez in Venezuela.
But whatever your voting intentions are, please do it effectively.
No more Florcita Motudas, please!