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Michelle Bachelet Returns To Her Old Job, Being President Of Chile

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  Michelle Bachelet's first term as president of Chile ran from 2006 to 2010. After her term as president ended

    she was chosen to head "UN Women", a newly created UN entity that promotes gender equality.

   Bachelet accepted the presidential sash from Senate President Isabel Allende, the daughter of Chile's late

  Socialist President Salvador Allende. Both women have had remarkable lives given the hardships both have had to

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   endure. Michelle Bachelet's father Air Force General Alberto Bachelet was loyal to the idea of democracy

  and to the Allende presidency and because of this on September 11, 1973, the day of the Pinochet/U.S. coup

  was jailed. General Bachelet died March 12, 1974 in one of Pinochet's prisons, he died of a heart attack

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  after being tortured.  Michelle Bachelet and her mother were also imprisoned for a short time but

  fortunately they were able to flee the country spending about a year in Cuba and 15 years in Mexico.

  Another interesting milestone for Bachelet was that prior to her winning the presidency she had spent

  time as head of the Chilean Military. An action taken to ensure that the abuses of the past would never

  happen again.

2014 brought two firsts, one was Michelle Bachelet serving two terms as president (since the

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restoration of democracy) and the other is Isabel Allende being Senate President, this is the first time

Chile has had a woman hold the leadership position in the Senate.

Bachelet has put one of her primary goals to be improving Chile's education system also she has said she will

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