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Mapping Social Change :: Chile

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Hover over the map symbols to see Chile's role in the transformation of Latin America.
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President Verónica Michelle Bachelet JeriaPresident: Verónica Michelle Bachelet Jeria.

Came to power: In 2006 with 54% of the vote.Chile's first woman president. Father was killed during dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.


spacerCabinet is gender balanced.
spacer2005 constitutional amendments reduced presidential terms to four years and barred consecutive terms, and granted presidential authority to remove the commander-in-chief.
spacer42% satisfied with Chile's democracy*
spacerApproval rating for Bachelet government: 67%*

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Sex and Power in Chile

* Poll figures based on 20,234 interviews conducted in 18 Latin American countries between Oct.3-Nov.5, 2006,
and published in LATINOBARÓMETRO REPORT 2006,
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