On December 13 last year, 8.2 million people voted in the Presidential election in Chile. None of the candidates managed to receive a majority of the votes. The Candidates who received the most votes; Sebastian Piñera (44 percent) and Eduardo Frei (29 percent), were up for a second election on January 17, 2010. Piñera won with 51.6 percent against Freis, who received 48.4 percent.

On December 13 last year, 8.2 million voted in the Presidential election in Chile. None of the candidates managed to receive a majority of the votes. The Candidates who received the most votes; Sebastian Piñera (44 percent) and Eduardo Frei (29 percent), were up for a second election on January 17, 2010. Piñera won with 51.6 percent against Freis, who received 48.4 percent.

The newly elected president will not take office until March 11, due to the current holiday season in Chile. But the preparations for the government’s upcoming work have already started. An important part of the president’s power in Chile is the ability to propose legislation, which is one of the reasons why the new administration wants to prepare as much as possible before coming into power. (more…)