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First Woman President in Chile

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Chile is very excited. For the first time a woman has been elected as president and we are talking about it; in the streets, on the radio, on television and in Blogs. The presidential period of 4 years started today with a ceremony that took place at the Chilean congress building, in Valparaíso. More than 70 international delegates (including presidents) attended the ceremony.

“El Morrocotudo” (ES) posts a emotive view, including details about how people were shouting to president Michelle Bachelet “We are with you Bachelet!” , in the beginning of the ceremony and the goodbye tears of ex-president Lagos. A very clear list of the symbolic facts of this historic act can be found at the bottom of the post.

“Peridismo Global” (ES) , emphasizes ex-president Lagos´ farewell speech, who said of Bachelet “She is a sign of our times, in a country that has moved for new challenges, a society that has deeply positive changes, through liberty, pluralism, challenges and equality.”

“Ciberamerica” (ES) emphasizes the responsibility of Chile: “although all the presidents and foreign delegations that attend are a big support, they commit our country with the world. Now we are obliged to show better results, no-one would understand a regression.”

“Itaxac” (ES) posts about the international guests attending the ceremony in “Republican Fest”. He shares with us that he has a strange emotional feeling, that is reminiscent of when the democracy was won in 1998.

A very good summary of Michele Bachelet´s profile is can be found on Libardo Buitrago blog (ES) .

For a Chilean press review of the ceremony, click here.

President Michelle Bachelet Blogs

Michelle Bachelet has two official blogs: the campaign blog (ES), made for the community that supports Bachelet, and the blog (ES) that is based upon her commitment with information technology and communication. This blog is made to inform what will be happening in these areas during her period of governance.

5 comments

  • Congrats to Chilean people. Irony is that she was sworn in as president almost 2 days after the Int’l women’s day.

  • Opsss, sorry and thanks!!!

  • Jo-Anne Brunello Dagsvik

    Congratulations to President Bachelet and all those who supported her campaign. This is very exciting news for women across the world who support democracy, social justice, and equal representation in government. President Bachelet and the Chilean people can show other countries in the hemisphere, and across the globe, how social justice can be won, poverty eradicated, and quality of life made accessible to all, given conviction and commitment.

  • […] Michelle Bachelet has had a difficult time since she was inaugurated as Chile’s first female president just over a year ago. She has endured corruption scandals in her own leftist coalition, student protests expressing angry dissatisfaction with the education system, and now, the collapse of Santiago’s costly new transportation system. This big project was started during the Ricardo Lagos presidency, known for its large investment into transportation infrastructure. […]

  • […] Michelle Bachelet has had a difficult time since she was inaugurated as Chile’s first female president just over a year ago. She has endured corruption scandals in her own leftist coalition, student protests expressing angry dissatisfaction with the education system, and now, the collapse of Santiago’s costly new transportation system. This big project was started during the Ricardo Lagos presidency, known for its large investment into transportation infrastructure. […]

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