Sebastián Piñera

35th and 37th president of Chile

Miguel Juan Sebastián Piñera Echenique; born December 1, 1949) was the President of Chile from 2010 to 2014 and again from 2018 until 2022. He was elected once again in the 2017 presidential election.

Sebastián Piñera
34th and 36th President of Chile
In office
March 11, 2018 – March 11, 2022
Preceded byMichelle Bachelet
Succeeded byGabriel Boric
In office
March 11, 2010 – March 11, 2014
Preceded byMichelle Bachelet
Succeeded byMichelle Bachelet
Leader of National Renewal
In office
May 26, 2001 – March 10, 2004
Preceded byAlberto Cardemil
Succeeded bySergio Díez
Senator for Eastern Santiago
In office
March 11, 1990 – March 11, 1998
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byCarlos Bombal
Personal details
Miguel Juan Sebastián Piñera Echenique

(1949-12-01) December 1, 1949 (age 73)
Santiago, Chile
Political partyNational Renewal (1989–present, membership suspended while president)
Other political
Coalition for Change (2009–2013)
Chile Vamos (2015–present)
Spouse(s)Cecilia Morel (1973–present)
Alma materPontifical Catholic University of Chile
Harvard University
WebsiteOfficial website

He won the second round of the presidential election that took place on January 17, 2010, and subsequently took office on March 11, 2010. He is a well-known economist, investor, businessperson, politician, former Senator, and leader of the presidential and parliamentary electoral coalition Coalition for Change. He is a billionaire and one of the richest people in Chile.

Presidential Elections 2009–2010 change

Piñera ran for President of Chile in the 2009-2010 election. Since August 2009, he led in opinion polls, competing with Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle, Marco Enríquez-Ominami and Jorge Arrate; all of whom are left-of-center candidates. In the election of December 13, 2009, Piñera placed first in the results by obtaining 44.05 % of the votes, while Frei placed second by obtaining 29.6 % of the votes. Since neither candidate received more than half of the total votes, Chileans returned to the polls for a final run-off election on Sunday, January 17, 2010.[1]

In popular culture change

Actor Bob Gunton portrays Piñera in the 2015 movie The 33, which is about the 2006 Copiapó mining accident.

References change

  1. Moffett, Matt (March 28, 2010), "Billionaire Leads Chile Election", Wall Street Journal

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