ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Chile's Elections

A Bend in the River?

Michelle Bachelet has been voted to power as president of Chile after a four-year gap on the back of a popular yearning for reform and with the support of a coalition of left and centre-left to make the country a more equitable society. She has promised a new constitution and an overhaul of healthcare and higher education, and greater taxation of the wealthy.

The Chilean presidential elections on 15 December gave Michelle Bachelet a resounding victory with over 62% of the votes cast, while her challenger, Evelyn Matthei got just under 38%.

Bachelet, a pediatrician by profession, and a consummate politician, will be president again for four years from March 2014; she was earlier president during 2006-10.

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