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Bachelet elected Chile president for 2014-2018 term: initial results

Matthei recognized the win by Bachelet who would take office March 11 to succeed conservative billionaire President Sebastian Pinera.


A woman places "President" stickers on ballot boxes, as a polling station is set up at the National stadium in Santiago, on December 14, 2013. (AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BERNETTI)
A woman places “President” stickers on ballot boxes, as a polling station is set up at the National stadium in Santiago
(AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BERNETTI)

AFP Socialist Michelle Bachelet was swept back into office Sunday as Chile’s next president, earning 62.59 percent of the vote against rival Evelyn Matthei’s 37.40 percent, with 56 percent of votes tallied, electoral officials said.

Matthei recognized the win by Bachelet who would take office March 11 to succeed conservative billionaire President Sebastian Pinera.

Topics: AFP Chile DNE

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