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Michelle Bachelet

Updated on March 2, 2012

Michelle Bachelet - First Woman President of Chile

In 2006, Michelle Bachelet beat billionaire and former senator Sebastian Pinera in a runoff to become Chile's first female president. She was succeeded in 2010 by Sebastian Pinera. After her term as president, Bachelet was appointed as the head of UN Women by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on September 14, 2010.

“I am a woman, a socialist, separated and agnostic - all the sins together.” - Michelle Bachelet

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Chile is located in southern South America. It is a long, narrow country bordering the South Pacific Ocean, between Argentina and Peru. (Map source: CIA World Factbook)

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