With 1.5 million votes, the former President Michelle Bachelet triumphed yesterday in the primary elections, becoming the only candidate of the center-left for the presidential elections that will be held in November, and in which she will compete with former Minister Pablo Longueira, who represents the center-right, and obtained 405.000 votes.
The result indicated that Bachelet nearly doubled the combined votes of Longueira and Allamand.
Michelle Bachelet is a pediatrician of 61 years who proposed a structural reform in education, which implies achieving total gratuity in the six years following March 2014, for which she bets on a gradual “tax equity”, in four years, time that a presidential term lasts.
Longueira, civil engineer of 55 years old , is the representative of what he calls a “social right” and continuation of Piñera’s Government, which was characterized by strong economic growth, low inflation and job creation, although most of the jobs are for people of low qualification.
Bachelet won 73,12% of the votes from the center-left and Longueira 51,32% from the center-right.