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2005-12-12 03:37:19

By Pav Jordan SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Chilean socialist Michelle Bachelet faces a tight race to become the first woman president of Latin America's star economy in a run-off vote in January, when she will face a reunited rightist alliance. Bachelet, from the center-left coalition that has ruled Chile since the end of Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship in 1990, failed to win more than 50 percent support in elections on Sunday, forcing a second-round vote against conservative...

2005-12-11 17:57:13

SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Socialist Michelle Bachelet, expected to become Chile's first woman president, was leading with 44.76 percent of the vote in elections on Sunday, based on a count of 12.7 percent of the votes. The tally by the government Electoral Service showed rightist candidate Sebastian Pinera was in second place with 26.70 percent of the vote, followed by Joaquin Lavin, also from the right, with 23.52 percent. Tomas Hirsch, from the far-left, had 4.96 percent of the...

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. Bachelet, who will become Chile's first woman president if she wins, did not look likely to grab the more than 50 percent of the vote needed to avoid a run-off in January against the second place contender. The tally by the government Electoral Service showed rightist candidate...

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. Polls show front-runner Michelle Bachelet is likely to become the fourth consecutive president from the center-left coalition that has been in power since the end in 1990 of Augusto Pinochet's 17-year regime. But Bachelet, who won...

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. A survey by the Center of Contemporary Reality Studies, or CERC, released on Thursday showed Bachelet, of the ruling center-left coalition, with 41 percent support, down slightly from 42 percent in October. Bachelet, a former defense...

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. The survey by opinion poll and market study group IPSOS said Bachelet had 39 percent support ahead of the December 11 vote, almost 10 percentage points lower than in the previous IPSOS poll in September. The result matched a poll...

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. Polls show Bachelet, 53, from the center-left coalition that has run Chile for 15 years, will probably not get more than 50 percent of the vote on December 11, but will comfortably triumph in a two-way run-off in January. "I know I'm going to win this election ... but I know...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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