Father’s fascist past haunts Chilean president’s predecessor

Associated Press Writers

BERLIN (AP) – An identity card released recently shows the German-born father of Chilean presidential candidate José Antonio Kast of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi party. That contrasts with the far-right candidate’s claims about his father’s World War II military service. Germany’s Federal Archives Service could not confirm the card belonged to the presidential candidate’s father, but the date and place of birth listed on the card matched. It adds a new twist to the presidential runaway seen as a battle of extremes – between communism and freedom, dictatorship and democracy. Kast is having a scuffle on December 19 with leftist lawmaker Gabriel Boric. Father’s fascist past haunts Chilean president’s predecessor


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