Verónica Michelle Bachelet Jeria AC (Spanish pronunciation: [?e??onika mi?t?el ?at?e?le ?xe?ja]; born 29 September 1951) is a Socialist Party politician and the President of Chile since 11 March 2014. She previously served as President from 2006–2010, becoming the first woman in her country to do so. After leaving the presidency, she was appointed the first executive director of the newly created United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women). In December 2013, Bachelet was re-elected as President of Chile with over 62% of the vote, bettering the 53.5% she obtained in 2006. She is the first person since 1932 to win the presidency of her country twice in competitive elections.Bachelet, a physician with studies in military strategy, served as Health Minister and Defense Minister under her predecessor, President Ricardo Lagos. She is a separated mother of three and describes herself as an agnostic. Aside from her native Spanish, she also speaks, with varying levels of fluency, English, German, Portuguese and French. Wikipedia
One of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World. [April 2014].
Aunt of actor 'Cristian Riquelme'.
She has been married 3 times
She is fluent in Spanish, English, German, and has working knowledge of Portuguese, Russian, and French.
Her father was imprisoned by Augusto Pinochet, and later died in prison. As a result Bachelet and her mother went into exile first in Australia, and later in East Germany.
President-elect of Chile as of January 15, 2006. She is the first woman to be elected President of Chile and the first woman elected head of state in South America (not counting Isabel Peron, who became President of Argentina as a result of her husband's death). She will be sworn in as President on March 11, 2006.
Verónica Michelle Bachelet Jeria Filmography
The Resurrection of Victor Jara
Presidentes de Latinoamerica
TV Series documentary
Herself - President
Síganme los buenos
Herself - Guest
Los desayunos de TVE
La independencia inconclusa
A tu día le falta Aldo
Herself - Guest
Una mujer un país
Caiga quien caiga
A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman