|36th and 38th President of Chile
March 11, 2018
March 11, 2010 – March 11, 2014
|Preceded by||Michelle Bachelet|
|Succeeded by||Michelle Bachelet|
|Leader of National Renewal|
May 26, 2001 – March 10, 2004
|Preceded by||Alberto Cardemil|
|Succeeded by||Sergio Díez|
|Senator for Eastern Santiago|
March 11, 1990 – March 11, 1998
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Carlos Bombal|
|Born||Miguel Juan Sebastián Piñera Echenique
December 1, 1949
|Political party||National Renewal (1989–present, membership suspended while president)|
|Coalition for Change (2009–2013)
Chile Vamos (2015–present)
|Spouse(s)||Cecilia Morel (1973–present)|
|Alma mater||Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
Miguel Juan Sebastián Piñera Echenique; born December 1, 1949) served as President of Chile from 2010 to 2014 and was elected once again in the 2017 presidential election and will take office in 2018.
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 | change 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.