Bachelet

An outlook on Chile’s disappointing reforms and corruption scandals in 2015, and what to expect in 2016

2015 was not a good year for President Michelle Bachelet. Though she began her first term as president with an 84 percent approval rating, her rating slipped to 24 percent as of December 2015. In 2015 alone, the president saw a 20 point drop. As Bachelet seeks to turn things around, she will likely target two key issues of great concern to the country in the previous year: the administration’s failure to follow through with its promises of ambitious reform and the government’s struggle in dealing with corruption.