Michelle Bachelet

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Michelle Bachelet
Portrait Michelle Bachelet.jpg
President of Chile
In office
11 March 2014 – 11 March 2018
Preceded bySebastián Piñera
Succeeded bySebastián Piñera
In office
11 March 2006 – 11 March 2010
Preceded byRicardo Lagos
Succeeded bySebastián Piñera
Personal details
Verónica Michelle Bachelet Jeria

(1951-09-29) 29 September 1951 (age 69)
Santiago, Chile

Verónica Michelle Bachelet Jeria AC (Spanish pronunciation: [beˈɾonika miˈʃel baʃeˈle ˈxeɾja]; born 29 September 1951) is a Chilean politician. She served as the President of Chile from 11 March 2014 to 11 March 2018. She was also President of Chile from 11 March 2006 to 11 March 2010. She was the first woman president of Chile.

In 2010, Bachelet became the president of UN Women. In 2013, she resigned from that position.

Bachelet is a socialist. Her father was general Alberto Bachelet (1923–1974) and her mother was archaeologist Ángela Jeria (1926–2020).