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SANTIAGO (Reuters) Red hot favourite Michelle Bachelet is almost certain to cruise to victory in Chile presidential runoff election on Sunday, propelled by her warm canada goose black friday sale style and vows to redress steep income inequality.
Chilean presidential candidate Michelle Bachelet of Nueva Mayoria (New Majority) dances during her closing campaign rally in Santiago November 14, 2013. REUTERS/Maglio Perez
Bachelet right wing opponent Evelyn Matthei is likely to take a beating, hurt by her ties cheap Canada Goose with the unpopular government of outgoing president Sebastian Pinera and with the Canada Goose Parka 1973 1990 dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet.
In a twist that has captivated Chile, Bachelet and Matthei were neighbours and playmates as children on an air force base, though the brutal 1973 coup later divided the two military families.
Bachelet, a centre canada goose coats on sale leftist who was canadian goose jacket president from 2006 to 2010, has promised to hike corporate taxes to reform Chile higher education system, shred the dictatorship era constitution and legalize abortion under certain circumstances.
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In the first round of voting on November 17, Bachelet, a 62 year old pediatrician cheap Canada Goose Jackets by training, pocketed nearly twice as many votes as Matthei, a 60 year old economist and former canada goose clearance sale labour minister.
But with nine candidates running, the vote was fractured and Bachelet fell just short of the 50 percent she needed for an outright first round victory. She clinched 47 percent to runner up Matthei 25 Canada Goose Online percent.
Bachelet Nueva Canada Goose Jackets Mayoria, or New Majority, bloc gained in congressional elections held the same day, though she will still need to 2018 canada goose outlet broker deals Canada Goose online with the right and keep her diverse coalition in check to steer her reforms through a notoriously tricky Congress.
With Congress configured and Bachelet buy canada goose jacket a likely shoo in, Sunday election is almost seen as a formality.
Still, should Bachelet triumph with the biggest percentage of votes in a presidential election since 1989, there would be greater momentum behind her reforms.
going to be symbolic if she wins with over 60 percent because she going to be able to claim she is the owner of the New Majority, and that there really is a New Majority, said Kenneth Bunker, a political buy canada goose jacket cheap scientist from the London School of Economics who runs an influential web site on Chilean politics.
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While Bachelet and Matthei are not friends, they were neighbours and playmates at the Cerro Moreno base in the northern Atacama desert, where their air force general fathers became very close despite their political differences.
The girls rode bikes and played together in the street, according to a bestselling book about them. Their connection was clear during a televised debate on Tuesday night, when the candidates referred to each other by first name and https://www.topparka.ca the informal Spanish form of
But canada goose store their families stood on opposite sides of the 1973 military coup that ushered in Pinochet 17 year dictatorship.
Matthei father went on to become a key canada goose outlet store locations member of Pinochet junta while Bachelet father, loyal to deposed socialist President Salvador Allende, was arrested, tortured by Pinochet agents and died in prison.
Bachelet and her mother were also tortured before fleeing into exile.
Matthei canada goose clearance backed Pinochet in a 1988 plebiscite about his rule, which she describes as a government, a decision that has dogged her on canada goose deals the campaign trail just as Chile commemorates the 40th anniversary of the coup.
Several of canada goose coats Bachelet reforms aim to purge Pinochet legacy, which continues to divide Chilean society. Those reforms include changes to the constitution and electoral laws.
Reporting and writing by Alexandra Ulmer; Additional reporting by Rosalba O’Brien; Editing by Kieran Murray Canada Goose sale and Vicki Allen.