Elect two women on January 15th!
The polls are giving Halonen around 58 percent right now, a fantastic figure giving the fact that there are eight candidates in the race. There is another televised debate in Finland on Wednesday, and if Halonen does well and if all my Finnish social democratic friends work hard – we might get the Chilean-Finnish double on January 15th.
As always, The Economist has a lot of good articles about the elections in Chile, here is one, and do not forget to also click the fantastic “Get article background” button. BBC News also has an informative article, and one somewhat simplistic but fantastic sentence explains why I support both Bachelet and the party supporting Tarja Halonen.
"[S]he [Michelle Bachelet] is expected to follow many of the successful policies of President Ricardo Lagos - free-market economics mixed with leftist social programmes."
January 15th. Two strong women of the center-left will become (Michelle Bachelet) and be re-elected (Tarja Halonen) Presidents, respectively. Remember where you read it first.