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Sebastián Piñera
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President of Chile
In office
March 11, 2010 – March 11, 2014
Preceded byMichelle Bachelet
Succeeded byMichelle Bachelet
Senator of Chile
In office
March 11, 1990 – March 11, 1998
Succeeded byCarlos Bombal Otaegui
President of National Renewal
In office
May 26, 2001 – March 10, 2004
Preceded byAlberto Cardemil Herrera
Succeeded bySergio Díez Urzúa
Personal details
BornDecember 1, 1949 (1949-12-01) (age 70)
Santiago, Chile
Political partyIndependent
Spouse(s)Cecilia Morel Montes
ChildrenMagdalena
Cecilia
Sebastián
Cristóbal
ResidenceSantiago, Chile
Alma materPontifical Catholic University of Chile
Harvard University
ProfessionInvestor
Businessperson
WebsiteOfficial website

Miguel Juan Sebastián Piñera Echenique; born December 1, 1949) served as President of Chile from 2010 to 2014. He won the second round of the presidential election that took place on January 17, 2010, and subsequently took office on March 11, 2010. He is a well-known economist, investor, businessperson, politician, former Senator, and leader of the presidential and parliamentary electoral coalition Coalition for Change.

Presidential Elections 2009–2010

Piñera ran for President of Chile in the 2009-2010 election. Since August 2009, he led in opinion polls, competing with Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle, Marco Enríquez-Ominami and Jorge Arrate; all of whom are left-of-center candidates. In the election of December 13, 2009, Piñera placed first in the results by obtaining 44.05% of the votes, while Frei placed second by obtaining 29.6% of the votes. Since neither candidate received more than half of the total votes, Chileans returned to the polls for a final run-off election on Sunday, January 17, 2010.[1]

References

  1. Moffett, Matt (March 28, 2010), "Billionaire Leads Chile Election", Wall Street Journal<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>