Chile's first woman president sworn in

By
March 11, 2006 18:40

Socialist pediatrician Michelle Bachelet, who suffered prison, torture and exile under Chile's military dictatorship, was sworn in as the nation's first female president on Saturday. Bachelet took her oath before Senate President Eduardo Frei at the crowded Hall of Honor of Chile's Congress in this port city near Santiago. More than 1,000 guests attended the ceremony, including US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and the presidents of Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela.


Related Content

Kuwait Airways
May 24, 2018
Austrian government may bar Kuwait Airways because of anti-Israel bias

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL