Bachelet has big lead in Chile election but will face runoff




 
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Bachelet has big lead in Chile election but will face runoff
 
November 18th, 2013  
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Bachelet has big lead in Chile election but will face runoff
By Rosalba O'Brien and Anthony Esposito SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Leftist candidate Michelle Bachelet was the clear winner in Chile's presidential election on Sunday, although she will have to wait until a second round runoff next month to seal her victory. With nine candidates running, the vote was fractured and Bachelet, seeking her second term as president, fell short of the 50 percent she needed for an outright first-round victory. Bachelet, who led Chile between 2006 and 2010 as its first female president, had just over 46 percent support with 83 percent of votes counted on Sunday night. Evelyn Matthei of the ruling right-wing coalition was second with around 25 percent.




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