The 2006 election of Michele Bachelet, Chile�s first female president, marked a new era in perceptions and representation of Chilean politics. Regardless of the female presence in politics, however, issues of corruption, dishonesty, reproachable behaviour of MPs and public servants remain synonymous with Chilean politics. Such negative associations challenge the political field from becoming more gender inclusive, while female politicians in Chile remain a minority.
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