Marco Antonio Enriquez-Ominami Gumucio is a Chilean-French filmmaker and politician. He was elected deputy for District 10 in December 2005 as a member of the Socialist Party, but changed his political affiliation to independent before running for President of the Republic in the 2009 election. Despite a relatively competitive independent campaign, on December 13, 2009, Enriquez-Ominami was eliminated in the first round of voting.
Enriquez-Ominami is the son of Revolutionary Left Movement's historical leader Miguel Enriquez and sociologist Manuela Gumucio. His adoptive father is senator Carlos Ominami. Enriquez-Ominami is married to the Chilean TV hostess Karen Doggenweiler, and has two children. Because of his long name he is frequently called MEO or ME-O both in writing and in speech.
In December 2008, Enriquez-Ominami said he was available to compete with Jose Miguel Insulza and Eduardo Frei in the Concertacion presidential primaries. However, after claiming the Concertacion leadership changed the primary rules in order to bar him from the process, Enriquez-Ominami decided to run as an independent. With the financial support of businessmen Max Marambio and media-mogul Rodrigo Danus, he began the process of collecting nearly 36,000 signatures needed to register his independent candidacy. He made extensive use of social networking Internet sites for this effect. In June 2009 he resigned from the Socialist Party to meet the legal deadline.
Pequeno resumen de la vida de Marco
Official campaign web site
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