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Chile election: Michelle Bachelet wins first round of voting

18 November 2013 Last updated at 09:38 GMT

Chile's presidential election will go to a second round of voting, after neither candidate won an outright majority.

Left-wing candidate Michelle Bachelet took the first round but, with most of the votes counted, conceded she had failed to reach an outright majority and avoid a run-off.

She took nearly 47% of the vote. Her main rival, Evelyn Matthei, who was a minister in the centre-right government of Sebastian Pinera, got 25%.

Gideon Long reports from Santiago.