Archive for June, 2013

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Chile’s Reeling Right Makes Sudden Candidate Switch

June 7, 2013
Pablo Longuiera (left) consults with Piñera administration cabinet officials (Wikipedia)

Pablo Longuiera (left) consults with Piñera administration cabinet officials (Wikipedia)

A Congressional “no confidence” vote, a timely high court ruling and some embarrassing media revelations have hit Chile’s Alianza like a perfect storm, further dampening the governing coalition’s hopes of fending off opposition challenger Michelle Bachelet, a popular ex-president (2006-2010), in November elections. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Chile’s Bachelet Makes It Official: She Wants Her Old Job Back

June 6, 2013
Former Chilean President and current presidential candidate Michelle Bachelet (Wikipedia)

Former Chilean President and current presidential candidate Michelle Bachelet (Wikipedia)

Back home after a several-year hiatus abroad, former President Michelle Bachelet (2006-2010) has made a late – though not altogether unexpected – leap into Chile’s presidential race. The last to join the country’s crowded field of contenders, the popular ex-president begins her quest for a second term, nevertheless, as the clear favorite to win. Elections are scheduled to take place Nov 17. Read the rest of this entry ?