In December 2017, Chileans elected Sebastián Piñera of the Chile Vamos coalition in the runoff against Alejandro Guillier, the candidate backed by the party of outgoing President Michelle Bachelet. Piñera’s four-year term will mark 16 years of a back and forth between Piñera-Bachelet administrations. Piñera took office March 11, replacing the last female head of state left in the region.
The Congress, elected in the November 19 first-round vote, got its biggest party makeover in decades, electing the lowest percentage of incumbents since 1990. Falling just short of a majority in both houses of the bicameral Congress, Piñera's own coalition will have to work with 16 different parties to pass his reform agenda focusing on taxes, pensions, education, and immigration.
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