January 18, 2022
The President of Chile is the highest office in Chile. The president occupies the position of head of state and the position of head of government and is responsible for the government and administration of the state. Under the Chilean constitution of 1980, the president's term of office was limited to four years only, after which he may not be re-elected directly, knowing that the period was six years. The president resides in the Palace of La Moneda (i.e., the Palace of Money) in the Chilean capital, Santiago, and the first to serve as President of Chile is Manuel Blanco Encalada, for only two months (July 9 to September 9, 1826).