The Chilean presidential election of 2013 is scheduled to be held, according to the Constitution, on Sunday 17 November 2013. If none of the candidates secure an absolute majority of the valid votes, a runoff election is to be held on 15 December 2013.
The Constitution bars Sebastián Piñera, the incumbent president, to seek immediate reelection.
Candidates who have declared their willingness to run for president or to compete in primaries:
- Andrés Allamand (RN): The current Minister of Defense said on 22 April 2012 that he was willing to participate with Laurence Golborne and Pablo Longueira (both also ministers) in a three-way primary.
- José Antonio Gómez (PRSD), current senator. He says he will compete in a Concertación primary as long as they are held in a transparent way. Otherwise he says he may run directly as president outside of the coalition.
- Tomás Jocelyn-Holt (CH1), former Christian Democrat deputy.
- Claudio Orrego (Christian Democrat), current mayor of Peñalolén. In January 2012 he said he would seek releection as mayor in the 2012 election, but did not rule out running for president. On 3 March 2012 he launched his candidacy for the presidency.
- Franco Parisi (independent), economist and commentator.
- Ximena Rincón (Christian Democrat), current senator. She says she is willing to compete in Concertación primaries.
- Andrés Velasco (Independent), former Finance Minister during President Michelle Bachelet's tenure. He says he is willing to compete in a Concertación primary only if Bachelet decides not to run for reelection. In May 2012 he declared he had changed his mind and that now he would compete regardless of Bachelet's participation.
- November 17, 2013: Election takes place.
- December 15, 2013: Date for possible runoff election.
- March 11, 2014: The President-elect takes office.