Bachelet wins Chile election in a landslide, plans reforms




 
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Bachelet wins Chile election in a landslide, plans reforms
 
December 16th, 2013  
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Bachelet wins Chile election in a landslide, plans reforms
By Alexandra Ulmer and Rosalba O'Brien SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Michelle Bachelet was elected as Chile's president again on Sunday in a landslide victory that hands the center-leftist the mandate she sought to push ahead with wide-reaching reforms. Bachelet won with about 62 percent support, the highest proportion of votes any presidential candidate has obtained since Chile returned to holding democratic elections in 1989. Evelyn Matthei, the conservative candidate of the ruling Alianza coalition, conceded defeat after capturing just 38 percent of the vote, the right's worst performance in two decades. Bachelet, who led Chile between 2006 and 2010 as its first female leader, will look to capitalize on her resounding win to make changes aimed at redressing persistent inequality in the world's top copper exporter.




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