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An Unusual Choice for Chile An Unusual Choice for Chile Michelle Bachelet for President Amy Callaway October 12, 2008 Dr. Da Cruz International Relations
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In 2005 Chile held its fourth election since the country returned to Democracy. After overcoming their “Culture of Fear” as created by General Augusto Pinochet, Chile made an unusual choice at the ballots by electing Veronica Michelle Bachelet. Women in Chile were traditionally considered second class so for a single mother to be named leader came as quite a surprise. Her sudden rise to power was seen as “breaking many social and political traditions in Latin America” (da Cruz, 196). Bachelet won the election with 53.49% of the vote most of which were female. She was not “the macho” that the country most often identified with. Many believed Michelle Bachelet did not hold the same “values and traditions of Chile” (da Cruz, 196). After several accusations calling her unfit Bachelet made the statement “I am an ordinary person…I have a different sort of family, but one that is similar to a third of the Chilean families” (da Cruz 197 ). Bachelet believed the country should be run by males and females equally thus
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making her cabinet keep the balance by appointing ten males and ten females. In a survey
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