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皮涅拉再次当选智利总统 Former President Pinera Re-elected in Chile







Conservative billionaire Sebastian Pinera has easily won another shot at the Chilean presidency in Sunday's runoff elections.

Electoral authorities said Pinera, who was president from 2010 to 2014, had 55 percent of the vote, with 98 percent of ballots counted.

His rival, center-left Sen. Alejandro Guillier, conceded his own "tough defeat" after receiving 45 percent.

It is a marked move to the right for the country, which is currently led by socialist President Michelle Bachelet. She had backed Guillier.

Pinera will lead the South American nation — the world's top copper producer — for four years starting in March.

He has proposed slashing taxes on businesses in an effort to revive growth, and has vowed to launch a $14 billion, four-year spending plan that includes fresh investments in infrastructure.