Right-wing candidate quits Chile presidential race

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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2013 12:00 am

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - The conservative coalition's candidate in the Chilean presidential campaign has dropped out of the race because he suffers from depression, his son said Wednesday.

The surprise resignation by Pablo Longueira was expected to further weaken the chances for the governing conservatives to beat former President Michelle Bachelet of the Socialist Party, who is the front-runner for the Nov. 17 vote.

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