Chilean Presidential Election, 2005–2006

Chilean Presidential Election, 2005–2006

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A presidential election took place in Chile on Sunday, December 11, 2005. None of the four candidates received an absolute majority, thus a runoff election among the top two candidates —Michelle Bachelet from the Coalition of Parties for Democracy and Sebastián Piñera from National Renewal— was held on Sunday, January 15, 2006. Bachelet was victorious with 53.49% of the vote. She succeeded President Ricardo Lagos on March 11, 2006 for a period of four years, after Congress reformed the Constitution in September 2005 and reduced the term from six years.

The 2005 Chilean parliamentary election was held in conjunction with the presidential election.

Read more about Chilean Presidential Election, 2005–2006:  Election Timeline, Complete Results

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