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Chile's political landscape once again swung back from left to right, after billionaire businessman Sebastian Pinera beat an independent backed by outgoing center-leftist President Michelle Bachelet. The latest swing of the political pendulum came as Pinera, who ran the South American copper giant from 2010-2014, beat Alejandro Guillier, a 64-year-old TV presenter turned senator who ran as an independent backed by Bachelet.Pinera, 68, won 54 percent of the vote in Sunday's runoff, a resounding win after a shaky performance in the first round of voting in November."We have suffered a tough defeat," Guillier said after conceding. He had called for the anti-Pinera opposition to unite after the first round and defend reforms launched by Bachelet.Pinera, whose next four-year term will begin in March 2018, had breakfast Monday with Bachelet at his house, in line with the country's political tradition.Pinera managed to win 13 out of the country's 15 regions, including Antofagasta, which Guillier represents as senator.
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