Isabel Allende (politician)

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Isabel Allende Bussi

Isabel Allende Bussi (born January 18, 1945 in Santiago de Chile) is a Chilean Socialist Party politician and the daughter of former president of Chile Salvador Allende, and his wife, Hortensia Bussi. From 1994 to 2010 she was a deputy and in March 2010 she became a senator for the Atacama Region. On 28 February 2014, Allende was selected as President of the Senate, as of 11 March 2013,[1] making her the first woman president of the body in Chilean history.

Following her father's death in the coup of September 11, 1973, Allende fled with her mother and two sisters, first to Cuba, and then to Mexico where she spent 16 years of exile before returning to Chile in 1989 as the military dictatorship was ending. Allende is second cousin to Chilean writer Isabel Allende.

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Media related to Isabel Allende at Wikimedia Commons

  • Biography from the Chilean National Congress
  • [2] New York Times on exhumation of Salvador Allende