In indigenous online newspaper Azkintuwe [es], Pedro Cayuqueo [es] points out that 9 Mapuche mayors and over 30 Mapuche councilmembers were elected in the October 28 municipal elections in Chile. Cayuqueo argues that this big win means several important things, for example:

Far from the “violent” and “anti-system” caricature, the Mapuche have shown their commitment to the institutional paths and an exemplary civic behavior.