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Michelle Bachelet

Michelle Bachelet wins 73pc of votes in Chilean presidential election primary

Marking a triumphant return to politics, former Chilean president Dr Michelle Bachelet has won the right to run for another four-year term in November. The surgeon-turned-politician won an overwhelming 73 per cent of votes cast in Sunday's primary. Her closest opponent for the nomination of the centre-left coalition New Majority was Andres Velasco, with 12.9 per cent.