Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and ruling alliance candidate Evelyn Matthei will face each other in a presidential runoff next month, pitting an advocate of higher taxes to fund education against a supporter of continuity.
Former President Michelle Bachelet won a landslide victory in primary elections for Chile’s opposition today, lining her up as the favorite for presidential elections in November as the ruling coalition split almost 50-50 between its two candidates.
Sebastian Pinera ’s first bill as a Chilean senator 20 years ago aimed to protect the environment. He later created an island nature reserve. Now president, he may oversee approval of a $7 billion project that would flood Patagonian valleys and stretch cables across protected forests.
Chilean President Sebastian Pinera ’s approval rating rose to the highest since taking office in March after his government rescued 33 miners trapped underground for more than two months, research group Adimark GfK said.
Chilean President Sebastian Pinera is gaining popularity from his efforts to free 33 trapped copper miners as he asks lawmakers to limit tax increases on companies such as BHP Billiton Ltd . and Xstrata Plc .