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AS CHILE’S mining minister in 2010, Laurence Golborne presided over the remarkable rescue of 33 miners trapped underground in the Atacama Desert, in an operation that lasted 69 days.

Mr Golborne’s campaign for the Chilean presidency lasted slightly longer—but not much. On April 29th, less than four months after his presidential run officially began, he stepped down, victim of not one but two financial scandals.