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    Michele Bachelet expected to win as voters in Chile elect new president

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    Voters in Chile will go to the polls on Sunday to choose the country’s next president.

    They will also select 120 members of the lower House of Congress and 20 Senate seats.

    Eight presidential candidates are in the running but former president Michele Bachelet is expected to overwhelmingly win.

    It would be a second four-year term for Chile’s first female leader. The 62-year-old was president from 2006 to 2010.

    Her closest rival is Evelyn Matthei, an economist and former senator.