Politics: A New Cycle of Reforms

CHILE - Report 16 Dec 2013 by Luis Cespedes and Alberto Etchegaray

Yesterday Michelle Bachelet, candidate of the coalition Nueva Mayoria, was elected President of Chile with a 62.16% of the preferences against a 37.83% of Evelyn Matthei. In the second round there was a significant reduction in participation compared to the first round. Under the newly implemented voluntary voting system, of the 13.6 million eligible voters, 6.7 million voted in the first round. In the second round less than 5.6 million people voted.

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