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Michelle Bachelet

Verónica Michelle Bachelet Jeria (born September 29, 1951) is a socialist who served as the as President of Chile from 2006 to 2010 and again from 2014 to 2018.

The first woman to hold this position in the country's history, She won the 2005 election in a runoff, beating center-right billionaire businessman and former senator Sebastián Piñera, with 53.5% of the vote. A moderate Socialist, she campaigned on a platform of continuing Chile's free market policies, while increasing social benefits to help reduce the country's gap between rich and poor, one of the largest in the world. Her term was inaugurated on March 11, 2006.

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