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With the election around the corner, pollsters believe a majority will vote for a centre-left candidate.
Last updated: 16 Nov 2013 15:23
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Chile's first round of presidential elections takes place on November 17. Out of the nine primary candidates and dozens of political parties campaigning, pollsters believe that the New Majority coalition, a group of centre-left parties, will win the majority of seats and the presidency. Their candidate is Michelle Bachelet, who was president from 2006-10.


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A voter is carrying a sign that reads "if you are poor, vote for Bachelet, she will help you". The text refers to Michelle Bachelet, a candidate from the centre-left New Majority coalition.



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November 17 marks the first round of presidential elections.



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Many polling experts believe that Michelle Bachelet, who was president from 2006-2010, will win the election.



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Bachelet has promised to pursue an agressive anti-austerity agenda.



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Despite decades of economic growth, many feel that the country's wealth are in the hands of a few.



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Members of the Communist Party Proletarian Action are boycotting the upcoming presidential elections.



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Although polls show Bachelet in the lead, the eight other candidates might force a runoff election.



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For the first time, voting is now voluntary. In addition, Chileans across the world are able to vote via absentee ballots. 




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A voter is carrying a sign that reads "if you are poor, vote for Bachelet, she will help you". The text refers to Michelle Bachelet, a candidate from the centre-left New Majority coalition.

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November 17 marks the first round of presidential elections.

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Many polling experts believe that Michelle Bachelet, who was president from 2006-2010, will win the election.

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Bachelet has promised to pursue an agressive anti-austerity agenda.

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Despite decades of economic growth, many feel that the country(***)s wealth are in the hands of a few.

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Members of the Communist Party Proletarian Action are boycotting the upcoming presidential elections.

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Although polls show Bachelet in the lead, the eight other candidates might force a runoff election.

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For the first time, voting is now voluntary. In addition, Chileans across the world are able to vote via absentee ballots. 

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'If you are poor vote for Bachelet, she will help you' the baner reads.

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'If you are poor vote for Bachelet, she will help you' the baner reads.

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Chileans go to the polls in the first round of presidential elections on November 17.

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Chileans go to the polls in the first round of presidential elections on November 17.

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Michelle Bachelet seems to be a safe bet to return to power.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Chile_elections/slideshow/no-caption/bdecc45b8178e5b8835013062851632aEPA/FELIPE TRUEBA

Michelle Bachelet seems to be a safe bet to return to power.

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She is now promoting a more ambitious program of leftist reforms and will need all of her political aptitudes to push them through.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Chile_elections/slideshow/no-caption/939156eb3a0f240e03c8f643632400f3EPA/MARIO RUIZ

She is now promoting a more ambitious program of leftist reforms and will need all of her political aptitudes to push them through.

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While Chile is one of Latin America's most stable countries, many feel they haven't benefited from the mining boom and say that wealth remains in the hands of a few affluent families.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Chile_elections/slideshow/no-caption/494223775a975fc0bb2c8401f601aea1EPA/ARIEL MARINKOVIC

While Chile is one of Latin America's most stable countries, many feel they haven't benefited from the mining boom and say that wealth remains in the hands of a few affluent families.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Chile_elections/slideshow/no-caption/173063a6465ce5c9533351912a982c77

Members of the Communist Party Proletarian Action are calling for no vote or abstain from voting in the upcoming presidential elections.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Chile_elections/slideshow/no-caption/173063a6465ce5c9533351912a982c77EPA/MARIO RUIZ

Members of the Communist Party Proletarian Action are calling for no vote or abstain from voting in the upcoming presidential elections.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Chile_elections/slideshow/no-caption/e053560b94d723ff3b8154782230af76

Michelle Bachelet is poised to win the election, but eight other candidates jostling in the first round may push the vote to a runoff.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Chile_elections/slideshow/no-caption/e053560b94d723ff3b8154782230af76EPA/ARIEL MARINKOVIC

Michelle Bachelet is poised to win the election, but eight other candidates jostling in the first round may push the vote to a runoff.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Chile_elections/slideshow/no-caption/3b406b39d2deafa802ddefa10366512d

The country moved to a voluntary voting system from a compulsory one last year, and the capaign also called on Chileans around the world to cast their ballot.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Chile_elections/slideshow/no-caption/3b406b39d2deafa802ddefa10366512dEPA/FELIPE TRUEBA

The country moved to a voluntary voting system from a compulsory one last year, and the capaign also called on Chileans around the world to cast their ballot.



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