Presidential candidate Michelle Bachelet waves during a victory rally in Santiago, Chile, on Sunday. She defeated her conservative rival Evelyn Matthei with 62 percent of the vote.
December 16, 2013 Michelle Bachelet defeated her conservative rival Sunday with 62 percent of the vote. The center-left candidate was previously president from 2006-10. Although extremely popular when she left office, Bachelet was constitutionally barred from seeking a second consecutive term.
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