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The Bachelet Government: Conflict and Consensus in Post-Pinochet Chile

Silvia Borzutzky


Michelle Bachelet was the first elected female president of Chile, and the first woman elected president of any South American country. What was just as remarkable, though less noted, was the success and stability of the political coalition that she represented, the Concertaciόn. Though Bachelet was the fourth consecutive Concertaciόn president, upon taking office her administration quickly faced a series of crises, including massive student protests, labor unrest, internal governmental divisions, and allegations of ineptitude and wrongdoing as a result of a major reorganization of Santiago's ... More

Keywords: Michelle Bachelet, female president, Chile, elected president, political coalition, Concertaciόn, crises, administration, Santiago, governmental divisions, policymaking style, social movement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780813034751
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813034751.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Silvia Borzutzky, author
Carnegie Mellon University