Michelle Bachelet election campaign
Michelle Bachelet (Verónica Michelle Bachelet Jeria nata Santiago del Cile, 29 settembre 1951) is the first woman president in Chile. On January 15, 2006, Michelle Bachelet came in first in the December 2005 election against billionaire businessman, Sebastian Pinera. She started her political life in the Socialist Party and she was minister of defense in Chile, the first woman in Chile or all of Latin America to serve as a minister of defense with Riccardo Lagos president. Bachelet—a pediatrician and epidemiologist, was born as the second child of archaeologist Ángela Jeria Gómez and Air Force Brigadier General Alberto Bachelet Martínez, that died of a cardiac arrest after months of torture at Santiago's Public Prison, on March 12, 1974. He was arrested during Augusto Pinochet dittatura because he was of the opposition and he refusing exile. Instead of, in exile, gone Michelle and her mother, first in Australia and then in Germany, and they came back in Chile in 1979.