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.