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Presidential Election: Blogs and politics

Chilean ElectionsWe are 13 days from the presidential election. Every night, on TV, before the news hour, the 4 presidential candidates, belonging to different parties or coalitions, have the legal option to publicize their campaign and proposals for 5 minutes each, in all the open channels, at the same time.

There are four in competition, Michelle Bachelet, Tomás Hirsch Joaquín Lavín and Sebastián Piñera.

Chile is full of advertising for the potential presidents. All the marketing strategies are exposed, all candidates have their webs, but not all have their own personal blogs. País Digital, as it was mentioned, is hosting their blogs under Presidential Blog Forum.

Sebastián Piñera, posts about his vision, or to reply to the media on news about himself, or to talk about what he is doing in his campaign. He posted in his blog a question related to the evaluation of his TV campaign, most of the people commented that there was not enough time to express concerns in a deeper way.

In Michelle Bachelet´s blog, the are post of supporting groups and herself about main political issues.

Supporters of Joaquín Lavín, have created a blog for him not as successful as the ones of Michelle Bachelet or Sebastián Piñera.

For a quick browse on the political environment click here.

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  • Rosario, do you think the Presidential Blog Forum was a success? It seems like only a few posts by the presidential candidates received more than 20 comments and that most of those comments were made by the same users over and over again. It also seemed like most of their posts focused on technology rather than broader topics. How do most Chilean bloggers feel about the forum?

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