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Chile presidential candidate attacked with eggs

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SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -

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

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

   Local radio Bio Bio reports that construction workers threw eggs at Longueira 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 Gen. Augusto Pinochet. He's running in June 30 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 Nov. 17 presidential vote, enjoyed high popularity ratings during her 2006-10 presidency.

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