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Massive abstention the main challenge for Chilean Sunday presidential election

Saturday, November 18th 2017 - 10:12 UTC
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On Sunday, Chileans will choose a new president that will rule the country for the 2018-2022 pereriod replacing current president, socialist, Michelle Bachelet. Senators, deputies and regional councilmen will also be chosen on Sunday. Read full article


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  • Chicureo

    No mystery in Chile who will eventually win the presidency as Sebastián Piñera is the favorite here. I would actually believe that Bachelet could run in the next election four years from now and win! Chile is perhaps boring, but politically stable.

    Nov 18th, 2017 - 07:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Is it a done deal? On my last visit people were definitely swinging back to Pinera and away from the politics of Bachelet but Chile is such a divided country when it comes to politics. It will be interesting to see the result.

    Nov 19th, 2017 - 10:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    It's a certainly that Sebastián Piñera is going to win in the second vote.
    I was voting earlier today.

    Nov 19th, 2017 - 05:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    The situation in Brazil - DEFINITELY - is much BETTER:!image/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/main-charges-resize_620/image.JPG

    Nov 20th, 2017 - 10:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @ Chicureo

    From the outside looking in it seems to be exactly what Chile needs to grow the economy and create the wealth so many Chileans are aspiring to now. If you take away the scandals around Bachelet's second term she seemed to want to introduce policies Chile cannot afford at this stage of development. I say that as someone who would love to see some of the social and gender barriers broken down.

    Bachelet swung way to far left to appease the people that condemned her as the socialist that handed power to the right for the first time in decades; she didn't want to be remembered for that though she may well repeat history. I happen to think it is the growing middle-class that has affected the change in appetite for right of centre politics. JMO

    Nov 22nd, 2017 - 11:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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