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  • Monday, December 16th 2013 - 11:02 UTC

    Bachelet sweeps in but as in the first round abstention prevailed

    The president-elect celebrates but on Sunday 5.7 million ballots were cast out of over 12 million

    Michelle Bachelet is set to resume her former position as president of Chile in March 2014 after a resounding second round victory against her opponent and former childhood playmate, Evelyn Matthei. In an acceptance speech late Sunday night the president-elect touched on two key platforms of her campaign: free higher education and a new constitution.

  • Monday, December 16th 2013 - 01:46 UTC

    Bachelet wins presidential election in Chile

    Presidential candidate and former President Michelle Bachelet gives the thumbs up sign during a victory rally in Santiago, Chile, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013.

    Socialist Michelle Bachelet, who was Chile's president from 2006 to 2010, cruised to victory in Sunday's presidential runoff.

  • Friday, December 13th 2013 - 12:13 UTC

    'Abstention' the main challenge for Chilean presidency election run-off on Sunday

     Bachelet or Matthei, but with how much support?

    Chileans are set to head to the polls this Sunday to choose their next president, but experts fear much more than half the electorate will opt not for Michelle Bachelet or Evelyn Matthei, but to stay at home on election day instead. The election’s first round, held Nov. 17, saw the debut of the voluntary voting system in Chilean presidential elections and a turnout of 6.7 million, half-a-million-votes less than were counted in 2010, when voting was still mandatory for those on the electoral role.

  • Tuesday, December 3rd 2013 - 17:38 UTC

    Chilean presidential candidates working together against voters' apathy

    In the first round abstention had more support than Bachelet and Matthei together

    Voter turnout in Chile's extreme north and south fell far short of national average, and candidates will look further afield for votes in upcoming elections December 15. As Chile’s presidential candidates turn their heads to the country’s far-flung regions, a report by La Tercera demonstrates the particularly high rates of abstention in rural areas in both the extreme north and south.

  • Tuesday, November 26th 2013 - 20:55 UTC

    Chile turns left again

    Moderate and pragmatic left wing Bachelet is expected to win in the December runoff

    By R Viswanathan (*) The Leftist coalition candidate Michelle Bachelet won 47% of the votes in the presidential elections held on 17 November while her rightist rival Evelyn Matthei got just 25% votes.

  • Wednesday, November 20th 2013 - 21:15 UTC

    Abstention won Chile's Sunday election, but it's also a vote: rejecting the political system

    Chilean voters depositing their ballots, but an even greater number did not attend

    Chileans went to the polls Sunday and chose to send Michelle Bachelet and Evelyn Matthei to a runoff election with 46.7% and 25% of the vote respectively, but abstention far outstripped them both — less than half the number of voters on the electoral roll cast a vote.

  • Monday, November 18th 2013 - 17:51 UTC

    Two ladies in the runoff for Chile's presidency, but Pinochet's legacy is still around

    Michelle should be the winner, but does she have the negotiating capacity to have the pledged reforms approved

    Two ladies and daughters of Air Force generals (but from opposite sides) will be disputing the run off on 15 December when the next Chilean president will be elected. Given the fact that on last Sunday's first round Socialist Michelle Bachelet was only three points short of a majority, and over twenty points ahead of conservative Evelyn Matthei there should be no doubts about who will be inaugurated at La Moneda next March 2014.

  • Monday, November 18th 2013 - 06:00 UTC

    Chile election: Bachelet and Matthei go to second round

    Left-wing candidate Michelle Bachelet has won the first round of voting in Chile's presidential election.She took 47% of the votes, against 25% for her main rival, Evelyn Matthei, a former Labour minister in the centre-right government of Sebastian Pinera. A second round of voting will take place on 15 December.

  • Friday, November 15th 2013 - 16:27 UTC

    The anonymous millions of dollars spent in Chilean campaign donations

    How much will Sunday's presidential campaign have cost?

    It will come as no surprise to Chileans that some of the country’s biggest companies — and richest families — have donated millions of dollars to presidential and parliamentary campaigns this election season. However, until an investigative report was published last week, people were only able to speculate on the matter, as a law passed in 2003 allows donors and donations to remain completely anonymous.

  • Monday, November 11th 2013 - 12:44 UTC

    Despite Forbes/ JP Morgan, Bachelet guarantees continuation of 'Chilean economic miracle'

    “From the perspective of a developed country, Michelle Bachelet’s program is completely mainstream” say economists and political analysts (Photo AP)

    On the brink of Chile's presidential elections, 17 November, US business magazine Forbes has published an article warning voters that electing Michelle Bachelet of the Socialist Party (PS) would put an end to the Chilean “economic miracle.”

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