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A conversation with the President of Chile: Michelle Bachelet
A conversation with the President of Chile: Michelle Bachelet
Published: 2016/04/08
Channel: CGTN America
President Obama Meets with President Bachelet of Chile
President Obama Meets with President Bachelet of Chile
Published: 2014/06/30
Channel: The Obama White House
President of Chile visits Haiti
President of Chile visits Haiti
Published: 2017/04/02
Channel: AP Archive
USA kills Chilean President 1973 (Chile 9/11)
USA kills Chilean President 1973 (Chile 9/11)
Published: 2015/02/03
Channel: Miguel Ferreira
People and Politics | Michelle Bachelet - Chile
People and Politics | Michelle Bachelet - Chile's President
Published: 2008/08/31
Channel: DW English
Chilean President Bachelet arrives in PH
Chilean President Bachelet arrives in PH
Published: 2015/11/15
Channel: INQUIRER.net
Americas Now— A Conversation with the President of Chile: Michelle Bachelet 04/11/2016
Americas Now— A Conversation with the President of Chile: Michelle Bachelet 04/11/2016
Published: 2016/05/11
Channel: CCTV English
Chile President Bachelet arrives in Manila for the APEC 2015 Summit
Chile President Bachelet arrives in Manila for the APEC 2015 Summit
Published: 2015/11/16
Channel: Manila Bulletin Online
Prime Minister Trudeau and the President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, deliver joint remarks
Prime Minister Trudeau and the President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, deliver joint remarks
Published: 2017/06/07
Channel: Justin Trudeau – Prime Minister of Canada
Chile prepares for presidential elections
Chile prepares for presidential elections
Published: 2017/11/18
Channel: Al Jazeera English
Vice President Pence and President Bachelet of Chile Hold Press Conference
Vice President Pence and President Bachelet of Chile Hold Press Conference
Published: 2017/08/16
Channel: LIVE SATELLITE NEWS
Venezuela crisis tops US Vice President Pence
Venezuela crisis tops US Vice President Pence's agenda in Chile
Published: 2017/08/17
Channel: Al Jazeera English
China Daily
China Daily's Exclusive Interview with Chilean President
Published: 2010/11/23
Channel: chinadailyus
MOTORCYCLE IN SANTIAGO & THE PRESIDENT OF CHILE
MOTORCYCLE IN SANTIAGO & THE PRESIDENT OF CHILE
Published: 2017/09/25
Channel: Pedro Mota
The Arrival of HE Ms. Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile
The Arrival of HE Ms. Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile
Published: 2017/08/28
Channel: Government of Saint Lucia
Chile to elect President Bachelet’s successor
Chile to elect President Bachelet’s successor
Published: 2017/11/19
Channel: Al Jazeera English
President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet
President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet
Published: 2017/08/30
Channel: Government of Saint Lucia
President of Chile talks economy
President of Chile talks economy
Published: 2013/06/03
Channel: CNN
Talk with Sebastián Piñera, President of Chile | Journal Interview
Talk with Sebastián Piñera, President of Chile | Journal Interview
Published: 2013/01/27
Channel: DW English
State Visit of President Michelle Bachelet of Chile 11/16/2015
State Visit of President Michelle Bachelet of Chile 11/16/2015
Published: 2015/11/16
Channel: RTVMalacanang
An Address by the President of Chile Michelle Bachelet
An Address by the President of Chile Michelle Bachelet
Published: 2014/07/03
Channel: Brookings Institution
President of Chile visits Haiti
President of Chile visits Haiti
Published: 2017/03/27
Channel: CeReBrUs
President Of Chile At Home - 1939 - some sound
President Of Chile At Home - 1939 - some sound
Published: 2015/07/21
Channel: British Movietone
The President Speaks on Chile Earthquake
The President Speaks on Chile Earthquake
Published: 2010/02/27
Channel: The Obama White House
Bachelet sworn in again as Chile
Bachelet sworn in again as Chile's president
Published: 2014/03/12
Channel: Al Jazeera English
French President Hollande arrives in Chile
French President Hollande arrives in Chile
Published: 2017/01/21
Channel: AFP news agency
Chile: President Bachelet inaugurates construction of world
Chile: President Bachelet inaugurates construction of world's largest telescope
Published: 2017/05/27
Channel: Ruptly TV
President Bush Scuffles with Guards in Santiago, Chile
President Bush Scuffles with Guards in Santiago, Chile
Published: 2007/10/24
Channel: BoogieWithStew
Chile: President Bachelet casts vote in election to choose her successor
Chile: President Bachelet casts vote in election to choose her successor
Published: 2017/11/19
Channel: Ruptly TV
Chile President Bachelet arrives for two day visit
Chile President Bachelet arrives for two day visit
Published: 2015/07/23
Channel: AP Archive
President Obama and President Michelle Bachelet of Chile
President Obama and President Michelle Bachelet of Chile
Published: 2009/06/24
Channel: The Obama White House
Former Chile president set for comeback
Former Chile president set for comeback
Published: 2013/11/16
Channel: Al Jazeera English
Keynote Interview: Michelle Bachelet Jeria, president of Chile
Keynote Interview: Michelle Bachelet Jeria, president of Chile
Published: 2017/03/23
Channel: WithTheEconomist
President Michelle Bachelet Waves to Public during Canadian Motorcade
President Michelle Bachelet Waves to Public during Canadian Motorcade
Published: 2017/06/05
Channel: Abandoned Canada
Presidents of Chile
Presidents of Chile
Published: 2017/08/24
Channel: Sokha Chea
Vice President Pence in Chile
Vice President Pence in Chile
Published: 2017/08/18
Channel: The White House
A Conversation with Her Excellency Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile
A Conversation with Her Excellency Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile
Published: 2016/09/23
Channel: WoodrowWilsonCenter
UN Speeches: Chilean President Michelle Bachelet
UN Speeches: Chilean President Michelle Bachelet
Published: 2016/09/21
Channel: TeleSUR English
Arrival of President Michelle Bachelet, Republic of Chile 11/15/2015
Arrival of President Michelle Bachelet, Republic of Chile 11/15/2015
Published: 2015/11/15
Channel: RTVMalacanang
Protesters in Chile burn US flag during US Vice President visit
Protesters in Chile burn US flag during US Vice President visit
Published: 2017/08/17
Channel: PressTV News Videos
Chile president in Manila for APEC, state visit
Chile president in Manila for APEC, state visit
Published: 2015/11/16
Channel: ABS-CBN News
President of Chile Sebastián Piñera welcomes Placebo, 7th of April 2010
President of Chile Sebastián Piñera welcomes Placebo, 7th of April 2010
Published: 2010/04/07
Channel: meineLouise3
The CACCGP Presents: A Conversation with the President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet
The CACCGP Presents: A Conversation with the President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet
Published: 2015/01/23
Channel: CACCPhiladelphia
Gift From Rescued Chile Miner Presented To British Queen President "Sebastian Pinera" "San Jose"
Gift From Rescued Chile Miner Presented To British Queen President "Sebastian Pinera" "San Jose"
Published: 2010/10/19
Channel: NTDTV
UN Speeches: Chilean President Michelle Bachelet
UN Speeches: Chilean President Michelle Bachelet
Published: 2015/09/25
Channel: TeleSUR English
BUT FIRST: 44 years ago US backed Pinochet overthrows President of Chile
BUT FIRST: 44 years ago US backed Pinochet overthrows President of Chile
Published: 2017/09/11
Channel: goingundergroundRT
Pablo Policzer discusses Chile
Pablo Policzer discusses Chile's economy and presidential election
Published: 2017/11/18
Channel: CGTN America
Chile: Bachelet sworn in as president for the second time
Chile: Bachelet sworn in as president for the second time
Published: 2014/03/12
Channel: Dot Egy
UN Speeches: Chilean President Michelle Bachelet
UN Speeches: Chilean President Michelle Bachelet
Published: 2015/09/29
Channel: TeleSUR English
German President starts official visit to Chile
German President starts official visit to Chile
Published: 2016/11/17
Channel: AP Archive
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President of
the Republic of Chile
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Incumbent
Michelle Bachelet

since 11 March 2014
Style His/Her Excellency
Residence No official residence
Seat La Moneda Palace
Term length Four years, not eligible for re-election immediately
Inaugural holder Manuel Blanco Encalada
Formation June 9, 1826
Succession Minister of the Interior
(as Vice-President)
Website www.gob.cl
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This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Chile
Comptroller General
Constitutional Court

The President of the Republic of Chile (Spanish: Presidente de la República de Chile) is the head of state and the head of government of the Republic of Chile. The President is responsible for both government and state administration.[1] Although its role and significance has changed over the history of Chile, as well as its position and relations with other actors in the national political organization, it is one of the most prominent political figures. It is also considered as one of the institutions that make up the "Historic Constitution of Chile", and is essential to the country's political stability.[2]

Under the current Constitution (adopted in 1980), the President serves a four-year term, with immediate re-election being prohibited. The shorter period (previously the term was six years) allows for parliamentary and presidential elections to be synchronized. The official seat of the President of Chile is the La Moneda Palace in the capital Santiago.

Features of the office[edit]

Requirements[edit]

The Constitution of 1980 and its consecutive amendments (2005), establishes the requirements for becoming President. Originally the President must be a natural-born citizen of the country. The President must also be at least 35 years old. In addition, all the requirements for becoming a Senator apply. The president must meet all the requirements to qualify as a fully Chilean citizen with the right to vote. Those are who have reached the age of eighteen years and who have never been sentenced to afflicting punishment. The loss of the right to vote (in case of interdiction on grounds of insanity, being tried for a crime deserving afflict punishment or for a crime that the law should define as a terrorist conduct, or in case of punishment by the Constitutional Court in conformity with Article 8 of this Constitution) is the main disqualification for the applicant.

In the 2005 constitutional reform, some of these requirements were changed:

The President now must have the Chilean nationality (being a natural-born citizen of the national territory or being born overseas and accredit that one of the parents or one of the grandparents is a Chilean national).[3] The President must also be at least 35 years old.

Election[edit]

Article 26 detail the electoral requirements. The President shall be elected by direct ballot, with an absolute majority of the votes validly cast. A two-round system is used. In order to win the election in the first round, the winning candidate's party must receive more than 50 percent of the valid votes leaving out of the count blank and spoiled votes.

The election shall be held the third Sunday of November of the year immediately before the end of the administration of the President then holding office. Should there be more than two candidates in the presidential election, none of them obtaining more than half of the votes validly cast, a new election shall be held. The second election ("balloting"), in the manner determined by law, shall be held the fourth Sunday after the first election, limited to the two candidates with the highest relative majorities. Then, the candidate with the majority of valid votes in that round is elected president.

Term duration[edit]

Under the 1828 constitution, the President served for four years, without the possibility of immediate reelection for one more term. In 1833, the presidential period was changed to five years, with a possibility of immediate reelection for one more term, limited to two consecutive terms. Then by a constitutional reform in 1878, possibility for reelection became disallowed. Under the 1925 constitution, the President served for a six-year term, without the possibility of immediate reelection only.

In the original text of the 1980 constitution, the President served for an eight-year term without the possibility of immediate reelection. Some transitory disposals, fixed during the government of the general Augusto Pinochet, allowed the exceptional possibility of his reelection in the 1988 plebiscite. Then, in the transition to democracy the 1989 referendum established a first transitional four-year presidential term (1990-1994), followed by common eight-year terms, without the possibility of immediate reelection. However, in March 4, 1994 (a week before Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle took office) the presidential period was reduced to a six-year term, without an immediate reelection.

Under the 2005 constitutional reform, the President serves for four years without the possibility of immediate reelection for one more term. A former president may run for office once again after serving their initial term, but only in an election following their successor, as it is not allowed to run for consecutive terms. There is no limit to how many times a person can run for candidacy if they have not previously served as President.

The Incumbent president, in accordance with the constitution, completes their corresponding term on March 11 of the immediate year after the election. The President-elect takes office the same day.

Living former Presidents[edit]

There are four living former Chilean Presidents:

The five most recent presidents of Chile in 2010
The five most recent presidents of Chile in 2010
The five most recent presidents of Chile in 2014

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ See Sentencia Rol 78-1989 of the Constitutional Court of Chile, relapsed on the Central Bank of Chile's Constitutional Act project (declarations Nº 7 to 13).
  2. ^ Bravo Lira, Bernardino (1996). "Introducción. Raíz y razón del Estado de derecho en Chile". El Estado de Derecho en la Historia de Chile. Santiago, Chile: Ediciones Universidad Católica de Chile. 
  3. ^ http://chile.gob.cl/en/consulados/tramites/para-chilenos/documentos/nacionalidad/

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