Latest Michelle Bachelet Stories

2005-12-11 18:42:40

SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Socialist Michelle Bachelet saw her lead strengthen in Chile's presidential elections on Sunday to 45.68 percent of the vote, based on a count of more than half of returns.

2005-12-11 15:15:58

By Fiona Ortiz SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - A socialist who was tortured and exiled under Chile's military dictatorship moved a step closer to becoming the country's first woman leader as voters in Latin America's star economy cast ballots on Sunday.

2005-12-10 22:26:05

By Fiona Ortiz SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Chileans vote on Sunday in presidential and congressional elections that are expected to propel a woman into the presidency for the first time and hand the center-left coalition a fourth term to lead Latin America's star economy.

2005-12-08 10:23:53

By Antonio de la Jara SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - A poll three days ahead of Chile's presidential elections showed front-runner Michelle Bachelet maintaining a firm lead in the race, but not enough to win in a first round with more than 50 percent.

2005-12-07 12:36:25

By Fiona Ortiz SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Chile will choose on Sunday between a candidate who could be the first woman president for Latin America's star economy, and two hopefuls from the right-wing that has been out of power since 1990.

2005-12-02 15:49:39

By Pav Jordan SAN ANTONIO, Chile (Reuters) - Along the waterfront in Chile's huge port of San Antonio, unemployed fishermen and dock workers say they've been left out of the good times in Latin America's star economy and want a change in government in this year's election.

2005-12-01 14:58:34

By Rodrigo Martinez SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Just over a week before Chile's presidential election, front-runner Michelle Bachelet's lead has narrowed and polls published on Thursday showed she faces a stronger than expected challenge from the right.

2005-11-26 12:06:05

By Fiona Ortiz SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Socialist Michelle Bachelet is sure she will become Chile's first woman president but she said on Saturday it was unlikely she will win in the first round next month.

2005-10-20 12:37:52

By Fiona Ortiz SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Despite a subdued performance in a major televised debate, Socialist Michelle Bachelet stayed well ahead in the presidential race, polls and analysts said.

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