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  Bachelet, Michelle
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NameMichelle Bachelet
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Born September 29, 1951 (70 years)
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InfoMichelle Bachelet Jeria is a Chilean socialist politician and the first woman to become a Defense Minister of Chile. She is currently a pre-candidate for Chile's presidential election of 2005, representing a faction of the ruling coalition Concertación.

Bachelet is a surgeon, pediatrician and epidemiologist educated at the University of Chile. She is the daughter of former air general Alberto Bachelet, who was killed as a result of torture in 1974 during the military regime of Augusto Pinochet.

In 1974 Bachelet and her mother were detained at Villa Grimaldi and Cuatro Álamos, two notorious torture centers in Santiago. Upon release, they left the country and moved to Australia, and then settled in East Germany. In the early 1980s she returned to Chile and graduated from medical school in 1983.

Between 1994-97, Bachelet worked in the Ministry of Health. In 1996, she began to study the topic of defense, first in Chile and then in the United States, under a presidential scholarship. In 1998-99, she worked for the Defense Ministry.

Bachelet was named Minister of Health by president Ricardo Lagos in 2000, and then Defense Minister in 2002, becoming the first woman to hold this post in the history of Chile .

Bachelet resigned her government post in late September 2004 in order to start her presidential run. Current opinion polls indicate she is the frontrunner for the next presidential election, giving her an ample advantage over her closest rival, former mayor of Santiago and 1999 presidential candidate, Joaquín Lavín.

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JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
02/07/2018-03/01/2018 Adimark 39.00% ( 4.0) 55.00% ( 6.0) 6.00% ( 2.0)
08/03/2017-08/29/2017 Adimark 35.00% ( 3.0) 61.00% ( 3.0) 4.00% ( 0.0)
07/04/2017-07/26/2017 Adimark 32.00% ( 2.0) 64.00% ( 1.0) 4.00% ( 3.0)
06/02/2017-06/27/2017 Adimark 30.00% ( 1.0) 63.00% ( 3.0) 7.00% ( 4.0)
05/03/2017-05/29/2017 Adimark 31.00% ( 3.0) 66.00% ( 3.0) 3.00% ( 0.0)
04/03/2017-04/25/2017 Adimark 28.00% ( 3.0) 69.00% ( 2.0) 3.00% ( 1.0)
03/03/2017-03/28/2017 Adimark 25.00% ( 2.0) 71.00% ( 3.0) 4.00% ( 1.0)
02/02/2017-02/28/2017 Adimark 23.00% ( 4.0) 74.00% ( 6.0) 3.00% ( 2.0)
01/06/2017-01/25/2017 Adimark 27.00% ( 1.0) 68.00% ( 3.0) 5.00% ( 2.0)
12/02/2016-12/28/2016 Adimark 26.00% ( 2.0) 71.00% ( 1.0) 3.00% ( 3.0)

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NEWS
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May 07, 2015 08:00pm News Chile's president Michelle Bachelet asks entire cabinet to resign amid crisis  Article IndyGeorgia 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 9.66670 Average

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RACES
  12/15/2013 Chile President - Runoff Won 62.17% (+24.34%)
  11/17/2013 Chile President Won 46.70% (+21.67%)
  06/30/2013 CHI President - Concertación Primary Won 73.07% (+60.06%)
  09/14/2010 UN Women Executive Director Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/15/2006 Chile President Won 53.50% (+6.99%)
  12/11/2005 Chile President Won 45.96% (+20.55%)
  01/07/2002 CHI Minister of National Defense Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  03/11/2000 CHI Minister of Health Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  10/13/2016 UN Secretary-General Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Chile President - Runoff - Dec 19, 2021 CS Gabriel Borić
Chile President - Constituent Unity Primary - Aug 21, 2021 PS Paula Narváez
Chile President - Initial Election - Dec 13, 2009 PDC Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle