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Chile's President-elect Michelle Bachelet. / Luis Hidalgo, AP

President Obama spoke Wednesday with the latest winner in global politics, President-elect Michelle Bachelet of Chile.

The White House readout:

"President Obama spoke by phone this morning with Chilean President-elect Michelle Bachelet to congratulate her on her victory in Chile's second-round election on December 15.

"The President expressed his desire to continue strengthening the relationship between the United States and Chile, building on the close partnership he enjoyed with President-elect

"Bachelet during her previous term, as well as with President Pinera during his time in office. The two countries enjoy robust cooperation on a variety of important priorities, including in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations and Chile's nomination this year to the U.S. Visa Waiver Program.

"The President looks forward to working closely with President-elect Bachelet to advance our shared interests in the years ahead."



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