Blast from the Past: When Piñera left Presidency with 50pc approval rating

On this day in 2014, Sebastian Piñera, the first right-wing president since Chile’s transition to democracy – left La Moneda after completing his four-year term with 50 percent approval rating. The centre-right billionaire businessman left behind a stable and growing economy, with unemployment at just 6 percent, and a treasury rich with profits from the nation’s lucrative copper industry.

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