Women fight it out to be Chile’s president

// 29 April 2005

Two Chilian politicians are fighting it out for a chance to become the country’s first ever female president.

Michelle Bachelet and Soledad Alvear are only competing to be the presidential candidate for Chile’s centre-left coalition, but it is widely predicted that whichever woman comes out on top will win the presidency. The conservative opposition candidate is a man, and the party has lost the last three elections.

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