List of Presidents of Chile

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This article contains a list of Presidents of Chile from the establishment of the First Government Junta in 1810, at the beginning of the Chilean War of Independence, to the present day.

Patria Vieja (1810–1814)[edit]

Government Juntas (1810–1814)[edit]

Portrait Name Term of office Notes
- Mateo de Toro y Zambrano.JPG Mateo de Toro y Zambrano 18 September 1810 26 February 1811 President of the First Government Junta.
- Juan Martínez de Rozas.jpg Juan Martínez de Rozas 27 February 1811 2 April 1811 Interim President of the First Government Junta.
- Fernando Marquez de la Plata.jpg Fernando Márquez de la Plata 2 April 1811 4 July 1811 President of the First Government Junta.
- JuanAOvalleSilva.JPG Juan Antonio Ovalle 4 July 1811 20 July 1811 President of the First National Congress.
- MartinCalvoEncalada.jpg Martín Calvo Encalada 20 July 1811 11 August 1811 President of the First National Congress.
11 August 1811 4 September 1811 President of the Provisional Executive Authority.
- Juan Enrique Rosales.jpg Juan Enrique Rosales 4 September 1811 16 November 1811 President of the Executive Court.
- Jose Miguel Carrera.jpg José Miguel Carrera 16 November 1811 13 December 1811 President of the Provisional Government Junta.
13 December 1811 8 January 1812 Provisional Supreme Authority.
8 January 1812 8 April 1812 President of the Provisional Government Junta.
- José Santiago Portales 8 April 1812 6 August 1812 President of the Provisional Government Junta.
- Pedro José Prado Jaraquemada 6 August 1812 6 December 1812 President of the Provisional Government Junta.
- Jose Miguel Carrera.jpg José Miguel Carrera 6 December 1812 30 March 1813 President of the Provisional Government Junta.
- Juan Jose Carrera.jpg Juan José Carrera 30 March 1813 13 April 1813 President of the Provisional Government Junta.
- Francisco Antonio Pérez 13 April 1813 23 August 1813 President of the Superior Governmental Junta.
- Jose Miguel Infante.jpeg José Miguel Infante 23 August 1813 11 January 1814 President of the Superior Governmental Junta.
- Agustin de Eyzaguirre.jpg Agustín Eyzaguirre Arechavala 11 January 1814 7 March 1814 President of the Superior Governmental Junta.

Supreme Directors (1814)[edit]

Portrait Name Term of office Notes
- Mateo de Toro y Zambrano.JPG Antonio José de Irisarri 7 March 1814 14 March 1814 Interim Supreme Director.
1 Fco. de la Lastra.JPG Francisco de la Lastra 14 March 1814 23 July 1814 Supreme Director.
- Jose Miguel Carrera.jpg José Miguel Carrera 23 July 1814 2 October 1814 President of the Government Junta.

Reconquest (1814–1817)[edit]

Portrait Name Term of office Notes
- Flag of Cross of Burgundy.svg 2 October 1814 13 February 1817 From 1814 until 1817, Chile was reconquered by Spanish forces.

Patria Nueva (1817–1826)[edit]

Supreme Directors (1817–1826)[edit]

Portrait Name Term of office Notes
2 Ohiggins.jpg Bernardo O'Higgins 16 February 1817 28 January 1823 Supreme Director.
- Agustin de Eyzaguirre.jpg Agustín Eyzaguirre Arechavala 28 January 1823 4 April 1823 President of the Government Junta.
- Retrato (Recortada) del General Coronel Don Ramón Freire.jpg Ramón Freire 4 April 1823 13 August 1823 Interim Supreme Director.
- Supreme Delegate Junta 13 August 1823 1 September 1823
3 Retrato (Recortada) del General Coronel Don Ramón Freire.jpg Ramón Freire 1 September 1823 9 July 1826 Supreme Director.

Presidents (1826–present)[edit]

The position of Vice-President is the interim president after the absence or vacancy of the President.

Organization of the Republic (1823–1830)[edit]

Portrait Name Party Term of office Election Notes
- Manuel Blanco Encalada (Nataniel Hughes, 1853).jpg Manuel Blanco Encalada Independent 9 July 1826 9 September 1826 1826 Interim President of the Republic.
- Agustin de Eyzaguirre.jpg Agustín Eyzaguirre Arechavala Independent 9 September 1826 25 January 1827 Interim Vice-President of the Republic.
- Ramón Freire(2).jpg Ramón Freire Pipiolos 25 January 1827 15 February 1827 Provisional President of the Republic.
1 15 February 1827 8 May 1827 1827 Resigned.
- FranciscoAntonioPinto.jpg Francisco Antonio Pinto Díaz Pipiolos 8 May 1827 16 July 1829 Vice President of the Republic.
- Francisco Ramon Vicuña.jpg Francisco Ramón Vicuña Pipiolos 16 July 1829 19 October 1829 Delegate President.
2 FranciscoAntonioPinto.jpg Francisco Antonio Pinto Díaz Pipiolos 19 October 1829 2 November 1829 1829 Resigned.
- Francisco Ramon Vicuña.jpg Francisco Ramón Vicuña Pipiolos 2 November 1829 7 November 1829 Vice-President of the Republic.
- Ramón Freire(2).jpg Ramón Freire Pipiolos 7 November 1829 8 November 1829 President of the Government Junta.
- Francisco Ramon Vicuña.jpg Francisco Ramón Vicuña Pipiolos 8 November 1829 7 December 1829 Vice-President of the Republic.
- 7 December 1829 24 December 1829 Chilean Civil War. There was no president in this period.
- José Tomás Ovalle.jpg José Tomás Ovalle Pelucones 24 December 1829 18 February 1830 President of the Government Junta.
- Francisco Ruiz Tagle.jpg Francisco Ruiz-Tagle Pelucones 18 February 1830 1 April 1830 Provisional President of the Republic.
- José Tomás Ovalle.jpg José Tomás Ovalle Pelucones 1 April 1830 21 March 1831 Provisional Vice-President of the Republic. Died in office.
- FernandoErrazurizAldunate.png Fernando Errázuriz Aldunate Pelucones 21 March 1831 18 September 1831 Provisional Vice-President.

Conservative Republic (1830–1861)[edit]

Portrait Name Party Term of office Election Notes
3 JJPrieto.JPG José Joaquín Prieto Vial Pelucones 18 September 1831 18 September 1836 1831
Conservador 18 September 1836 18 September 1841 1836
4 ManuelBulnes.JPG Manuel Bulnes Prieto Conservador 18 September 1841 18 September 1846 1841
18 September 1846 18 September 1851 1846
5 Manuel Montt presidente-2.jpg Manuel Montt Conservador 18 September 1851 18 September 1856 1851 Government victory in the Chilean Civil War of 1851.
5 Nacional 18 September 1856 18 September 1861 1856

Liberal Republic (1861–1891)[edit]

Portrait Name Party
(Coalition)
Term of office Election Notes
6 JJPEREZ.png José Joaquín Pérez Nacional 18 September 1861 18 September 1866 1861
Nacional
(Fusión Liberal-Conservadora)
18 September 1866 18 September 1871 1866
7 JJPEREZ.png Federico Errázuriz Zañartu Liberal
(Fusión Liberal-Conservadora)
18 September 1871 18 September 1876 1871
8 Anibal Pinto 3.jpg Aníbal Pinto Garmendia Liberal
(Alianza Liberal)
18 September 1876 18 September 1881 1876
9 DomingoSantaMariaGonzalez.jpg Domingo Santa María Liberal
(Alianza Liberal)
18 September 1881 18 September 1886 1881
10 Balmaceda - BCN.jpg José Manuel Balmaceda Liberal 18 September 1886 29 August 1891 1886 Resigned in the Chilean Civil War of 1891 and handed over power to Manuel Baquedano. Killed himself months after.
- General Manuel Baquedano.jpg Manuel Baquedano Military 29 August 1891 31 August 1891 Head of Provisional Government.

Parliamentary Republic (1891–1925)[edit]

Portrait Name Party
(Coalition)
Term of office Election Notes
- Jorge Montt Alvarez(3).jpg Jorge Montt Independent 31 August 1891 10 November 1891 President of the Government Junta.
10 November 1891 26 December 1891 Head of the Executive Power.
11 26 December 1891 18 September 1896 1891
12 Federico Errázuriz Echaurren.jpg Federico Errázuriz Echaurren Liberal
(Coalición)
18 September 1896 12 July 1901 1896 Died in office.
- Anibal Zanartu.jpg Aníbal Zañartu Liberal 12 July 1901 18 September 1901 Vice President of the Republic.
13 Germán Riesco con banda presidencial-2.jpg Germán Riesco Errázuriz Liberal
(Alianza Liberal)
18 September 1901 18 September 1906 1901
14 PedroMontt.jpeg Pedro Montt Nacional
(Alianza Liberal)
18 September 1906 16 August 1910 1906 Died in office.
- Cabinet con el retrato de Don Elías Fernández Albano (recorte).JPG Elías Fernández Albano Nacional 16 August 1910 6 September 1910 Vice President of the Republic. Died in office.
- Emiliano Figueroa (2).jpg Emiliano Figueroa Liberal Democrático 6 September 1910 23 December 1910 Vice President of the Republic.
15 Barros Luco2.jpg Ramón Barros Luco Liberal 23 December 1910 23 December 1915 1910
16 Jlsanfuentes.PNG Juan Luis Sanfuentes Liberal Democrático
(Coalición)
23 December 1915 23 December 1920 1915
17 Arturo Alessandri (1920).jpg Arturo Alessandri Liberal
(Unión Liberal)
23 December 1920 12 September 1924 1920 Deposed in a coup d'état.
- Luis Altamirano.jpg Luis Altamirano Military 12 September 1924 23 January 1925 President of the Government Junta of 1924. Deposed in a coup d'état.
- Pedro Pablo Dartnell 2.jpg Pedro Dartnell Military 23 January 1925 27 January 1925 President of the Government Junta of 1925.
- Emilio Bello.jpg Emilio Bello Codesido Liberal Democrático 27 January 1925 12 March 1925 President of the Government Junta of 1925.

Presidential Republic (1925–1973)[edit]

Portrait Name Party
(Coalition)
Term of office Election Notes
17 Arturo Alessandri (1920).jpg Arturo Alessandri Liberal 12 March 1925 1 October 1925 Continuation of its original mandate. Resigned.
- Luis Barros Borgoño Vicepresidente.jpg Luis Barros Borgoño Liberal 1 October 1925 23 December 1925 Vice President of the Republic.
18 Pdte.Emiliano Figueroa-2.JPG Emiliano Figueroa Liberal Democrático 23 December 1925 10 May 1927 1925 Resigned.
- General Ibañez.jpg Carlos Ibáñez del Campo Independent 10 May 1927 21 July 1927 Vice President of the Republic.
19 21 July 1927 26 July 1931 1927 Resigned.
- Pedro Opaso Letelier.jpg Pedro Opaso Liberal Democrático 26 July 1931 27 July 1931 Vice President of the Republic.
- Juan Esteban Montero 1932 cropped.jpg Juan Esteban Montero Radical 27 July 1931 3 September 1931 Vice President of the Republic.
- Manuel Trucco.jpg Manuel Trucco Radical 3 September 1931 15 November 1931 Vice President of the Republic.
- Juan Esteban Montero 1932 cropped.jpg Juan Esteban Montero Radical 15 November 1931 4 December 1931 Vice President of the Republic.
20 4 December 1931 4 June 1932 1931 Deposed in a coup d'état.
- Arturo Puga.jpg Arturo Puga 4 June 1932 16 June 1932 President of the Government Junta of the Socialist Republic of Chile. Resigned.
- CDavila.jpg Carlos Dávila 16 June 1932 8 July 1932 President of the Government Junta of the Socialist Republic of Chile.
8 July 1932 13 September 1932 Provisional President of the Government Junta of the Socialist Republic of Chile. Resigned.
- Bartolomé Blanche.jpeg Bartolomé Blanche Military 13 September 1932 2 October 1932 Provisional President. Resigned.
- Abraham Oyanedel Independent 2 October 1932 24 December 1932 Vice President of the Republic.
21 Alessandri Ulk (1932).jpg Arturo Alessandri Liberal 24 December 1932 24 December 1938 1932
22 Pedro Aguirre Cerda.jpg Pedro Aguirre Cerda Radical
(Frente Popular)
24 December 1938 25 November 1941 1938 Died in office.
- Jerónimo Méndez Arancibia.jpg Jerónimo Méndez Radical 25 November 1941 2 April 1942 Vice President of the Republic.
23 Retrato del Presidente Juan Antonio Ríos.jpg Juan Antonio Ríos Radical 2 April 1942 27 June 1946 1942 Died in office.
- Alfredo Duhalde Vásquez.jpg Alfredo Duhalde Radical 27 June 1946 3 August 1946 Vice President of the Republic. Resigned.
- Vicente Merino Independent 3 August 1946 13 August 1946 Vice President of the Republic.
- Alfredo Duhalde Vásquez.jpg Alfredo Duhalde Radical 13 August 1946 17 October 1946 Vice President of the Republic. Resigned.
- Juan Antonio Iribarren.JPG Juan Antonio Iribarren Radical 17 October 1946 3 November 1946 Vice President of the Republic.
24 Gabriel Gonzalez Videla.jpg Gabriel González Videla Radical
(Alianza Democrática)
3 November 1946 3 November 1952 1946
25 Carlos Ibanez.jpg Carlos Ibáñez del Campo Independent
(Agrario Laborista)
(Socialista Popular)
(Femenino)
3 November 1952 3 November 1958 1952
26 Retrato de Jorge Alessandri con banda presidencial.JPG Jorge Alessandri Independent
(Liberal)
(Conservador Unido)
3 November 1958 3 November 1964 1958
27 Fotografia Eduardo Frei Montalva.jpg Eduardo Frei Montalva Demócrata Cristiano 3 November 1964 3 November 1970 1964
28 Salvador Allende Gossens-.jpg Salvador Allende Socialista
(Unidad Popular)
3 November 1970 11 September 1973 1970 Deposed and later committed suicide in a coup d'état.

Military Dictatorship (1973–1990)[edit]

Portrait Name Party Term of office Notes
- Augusto Pinochet foto oficial.jpg Augusto Pinochet Military 11 September 1973 17 June 1974 President of the Government Junta.
17 June 1974 17 December 1974 Supreme Chief of the Nation.
17 December 1974 11 March 1981 President of the Republic by decree.
11 March 1981 11 March 1989 President of the Republic. The Constitution of 1980 comes into force, approved in the constitutional referendum of 1980, which confirmed Augusto Pinochet as president.
11 March 1989 11 March 1990 President of the Republic. After losing the national plebiscite of 1988, Pinochet and the Junta continue in power for another year. Presidential and parliamentary elections take place three months before Pinochet's term expires.

Return to Democracy (1990–present)[edit]

Portrait Name Party
(Coalition)
Term of office Election Notes
29 Patricio Aylwin (1990).jpg Patricio Aylwin Demócrata Cristiano
(Concertación)
11 March 1990 11 March 1994 1989
30 Eduardo Frei 1998 (recorte).jpg Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle Demócrata Cristiano
(Concertación)
11 March 1994 11 March 2000 1993
31 Ricardo Lagos despedida (cropped).jpg Ricardo Lagos Partido por la Democracia
(Concertación)
11 March 2000 11 March 2006 1999–2000
32 Michelle Bachelet with sash.jpg Michelle Bachelet Socialista
(Concertación)
11 March 2006 11 March 2010 2005–06
33 Fotografía oficial del Presidente Sebastián Piñera - 2.jpg Sebastián Piñera Renovación Nacional
(Coalición por el Cambio)
11 March 2010 11 March 2014 2009–10
34 Portrait Michelle Bachelet.jpg Michelle Bachelet Socialista
(Nueva Mayoría)
11 March 2014 Incumbent
(Term ends on 11 March 2018)
2013

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