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Michelle Bachelet, a Socialist, pediatrician, and former political prisoner and exile, was sworn in on Saturday, March 11, 2006, as the first woman to be president of Chile. She is a single mother of three, and the first woman to be elected to the presidency based on her achievements in a professional and political career, not as a widow succeeding her deceased husband in a vacated office.


Chile ushers in first female president - CNN International - Mar 11, 2006
Iran, Chile underline women's social role -
Tehran Times - Mar 11, 2006
Chile's Swears In Its First Woman President -
New York Times - Mar 11, 2006


President of Chile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

bullet Link to a Spanish language website"Biografía de Michelle Bachelet" (La Nación - January 15, 2006)
bullet Link to a Spanish language website"La vida de la primera Presidenta de Chile" (La Nación - January 16, 2006)
bullet "Woman in the News; A Leader Making Peace With Chile's Past" (The New York Times - January 16, 2006)
bullet Link to a Spanish language websitePresidencia de la República official site
bullet Link to a Spanish language websiteOfficial presidential campaign site
bullet PBS Newshour - Interview transcript with video
bullet "The woman taking Chile's top job" (BBC News)
bullet "The unexpected travails of the woman who would be president" (The Economist)
bullet "Bachelet's citizens' democracy" (The Economist - March 10, 2006)
bullet "With a New Leader, Chile Seems to Shuck Its Strait Laces" (The New York Times - March 8, 2006)

Online NewsHour: An Interveiw With Chile's New President-Elect ...

Michelle Bachelet, Chile's new president-elect, in Santiago speaks about her ... JIM LEHRER: Finally tonight, the newly-elected president of Chile, ...
www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/latin_america/ jan-june06/chile_1-25.html - 33k - Cached - Similar pages





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