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The President of Chile is the chief of state and the head of government in the country. Under the current Constitution (adopted in 1980), the President is elected by popular (by many people) vote, for a period of four years. Immediate re-election is not permitted. The period (previously it was of six years) allows the elections of Presidents to be adjusted in time.

The President has a seat in the Palacio de La Moneda (La Moneda Palace), in the capital of Chile, Santiago.

The current president of Chile is Sebastián Piñera.

List of Presidents

  • Manuel Blanco Encalada (1826-1826)
  • Ramón Freire Serrano (1827-1827)
  • Francisco Antonio Pinto Díaz (1829-1829)
  • José Joaquín Prieto Vial (1831-1841)
  • Manuel Bulnes Prieto (1841-1851)
  • Manuel Montt Torres (1851-1861)
  • José Joaquín Pérez Mascayano (1861-1871)
  • Federico Errázuriz Zañartu (1871-1876)
  • Aníbal Pinto Garmendia (1876-1881)
  • Domingo Santa María González (1881-1886)
  • José Manuel Balmaceda Fernández (1886-1891)
  • Jorge Montt Álvarez (1891-1896)
  • Federico Errázuriz Echaurren (1896-†1901)
  • Germán Riesco Errázuriz (1901-1906)
  • Pedro Montt Montt (1906-†1910)
  • Ramón Barros Luco (1910-1915)
  • Juan Luis Sanfuentes Andonaegui (1915-1920)
  • Arturo Alessandri Palma (1920-1925)
  • Emiliano Figueroa Larraín (1925-1927)
  • Carlos Ibáñez del Campo (1927-1931)
  • Juan Esteban Montero Rodríguez (1931-1932)
  • Arturo Alessandri Palma (1932-1938)
  • Pedro Aguirre Cerda (1938-†1941)
  • Juan Antonio Ríos Morales (1942-†1946)
  • Gabriel González Videla (1946-1952)
  • Carlos Ibáñez del Campo (1952-1958)
  • Jorge Alessandri Rodríguez (1958-1964)
  • Eduardo Frei Montalva (1964-1970)
  • Salvador Allende Gossens (1970-†1973)
  • Augusto Pinochet Ugarte (1974-1990)
  • Patricio Aylwin Azócar (1990-1994)
  • Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle (1994-2000)
  • Ricardo Lagos Escobar (2000-2006)
  • Michelle Bachelet Jeria (2006-2010)
  • Sebastián Piñera Echenique (2010-2014)
  • Michelle Bachelet Jeria (2014-2018)
  • Sebastián Piñera Echenique (2018-)

Living former Presidents

There are four living former Chilean Presidents:

The most recent death of a former President was Patricio Aylwin Azócar in April 2016, who served in the office from 1990 to 1994.

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