Again the Socialists have won the Presidential election in Chile. Michelle Bachelet won the election with 62.2% votes. The rival candidate Conservative Evelyn Matthei, who got 37.8% of votes has conceded defeat and congratulated Bachelet.
Bachelet’s father was a top official in Chilean Air Force at the time of President Salvador Allende, who was toppled by a coup supported by the US and imperialists. Bachelet’s father was imprisoned and tortured and died consequently. In contrast, Matthei’s father was part of the junta which removed the Socialist Allende.
Michelle Bachelet was the President form 2006 to 2010 and as the same person can not be the President for the immediate next term, she could not contest and another socialist was the President.