Latest Alberto Bachelet Stories

2006-01-15 18:20:47

By Fiona Ortiz SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Socialist Michelle Bachelet was elected Chile's first woman president on Sunday, consolidating the growing strength of the left in Latin America. Bachelet, from Chile's ruling center-left coalition, took 53.51 percent of the vote while opposition candidate Sebastian Pinera had 46.48 percent, based on a count of 97.52 percent of polling stations, the government Electoral Service said. "I want to congratulate Michelle Bachelet for her...

2006-01-12 08:53:26

SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - A new poll on Thursday showed 45 percent of Chileans plan to vote for Socialist Michelle Bachelet on Sunday, enough support to beat her rightist rival and become the nation's first woman president. In the survey by Market Opinion Research International, MORI, 40 percent of those polled said they would vote for billionaire Sebastian Pinera, candidate for a rightist alliance. The nationwide poll showed 10.5 percent would not vote and 4.5 percent would put...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.