Sebastián Piñera

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Sebastián Piñera
President of Chile
In office
March 11, 2010 – March 11, 2014
Preceded by Michelle Bachelet
Succeeded by Michelle Bachelet
Senator of Chile
In office
March 11, 1990 – March 11, 1998
Succeeded by Carlos Bombal Otaegui
President of National Renewal
In office
May 26, 2001 – March 10, 2004
Preceded by Alberto Cardemil Herrera
Succeeded by Sergio Díez Urzúa
Personal details
Born December 1, 1949 (1949-12-01) (age 64)
Santiago, Chile
Political party Independent
Spouse(s) Cecilia Morel Montes
Children Magdalena
Cecilia
Sebastián
Cristóbal
Residence Santiago, Chile
Alma mater Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
Harvard University
Profession Investor
Businessperson
Religion Roman Catholicism
Website Official 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[change | edit source]

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]

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