Presidential candidate pelted with eggs

2013-06-19 22:38

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Chile - Chilean protesters have thrown eggs at a conservative presidential candidate after he performed a Zumba dance.

It seems they objected more to Pablo Lungueira's politics than his dancing ability.

Local radio Bio Bio reports that construction workers threw eggs at Longueira on Wednesday after his performance at a campaign event in the capital of Santiago.

Longueira, of the conservative Alianza coalition, is a former economy minister who was close to ex-dictator General Augusto Pinochet. He's running in 30 June primary against former defense minister Andres Allamand for the chance to represent the center-right coalition.

Police arrested a man last month for spitting on center-left presidential candidate Michelle Bachelet during a campaign event.

Bachelet, the frontrunner in the 17 November presidential vote, enjoyed high popularity ratings during her 2006-10 presidency.

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