Bachelet takes the first round, but will have to go into a run-off against Matthei.
Chile has taken a step closer to decriminalizing abortion in some cases. President Michelle Bachelet aims to get the bills passed before elections in November.
Chile’s politically active youth took to the streets to demand free higher education ahead of November's election. They say Michelle Bachelet’s administration has failed to keep its promises on education reform.
Landslides around the Chilean capital of Santiago have contaminated a major river and cut off the drinking water supply to around 4 million people. Officials have said that at least three people have died in the floods.
Chile's right-leaning opposition has inched ahead in Sunday's local elections, considered a bellwether for next year's presidential poll. The results follow a trend in Latin America of voters moving away from the left.
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