Hassam Hameed-TDO-19.12.2017- Sebastian Pinera will be Chile’s president again next year with a surprising huge difference of vote bank in his favor. Left-winger Alejandro Guillier has congratulated his challenger, who won with 54.6% of the votes.
Mr Pinera had the support of business community as he promised to lower taxes to help economy grow. Win for Pinera is a clear move towards right for Chile. Mr Guillier had asked the opposition to ‘defend’ the reforms of outgoing center-left President Michelle Bachelet. Announcement sparked scene of triumph outside the headquarter of Pinera’s campaign office in Santiago.
Mr Pinera has a reputation of someone being full of ideas and a demanding businessman. It is assumed that during his campaign presence of his family entourage was used to soften his image. He portrayed himself as someone who feels for ordinary people(though he himself is a billionaire).