Bachelet takes the first round, but will have to go into a run-off against Matthei.
Pinera takes over from socialist Michelle Bachelet who capped a second term in office. He has vowed to fight economic "stagnation" from years of center-left rule.
Conservative Sebastian Pinera has won the first round of Chile's presidential election. He'll now meet his main socialist rival Alejando Guillier in next month's runoff.
Recent years saw an upswing in female leaders in the Americas, but the region seems set to return to macho culture after Chile's upcoming election. When Michele Bachelet leaves office, will others fill the void?
Pope Francis has arrived in Chile, kicking off a week-long Latin America trip. He's due to meet with indigenous peoples and victims of the dictatorship. Activists are demanding he also address the issue of priest abuse.
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