[thechat] Presidenta Bachelet

Bob Davis bob at bobdavis.org
Tue Jan 17 13:53:53 CST 2006

On Jan 17, 2006, at 12:43 PM, javier velasco wrote:

> Hi gang,
> I'd like to get some of your impressions on the coverage of the  
> Chile's
> recent presidential election that gave us the first
> democratically-elected female president in latin america.

In all honesty, I've heard a lot more about the new president of  
Liberia, who holds the same honor - first female president elected in  

Of course, this could just be a personal filter.

> Have you seen her bio?

No. I rally don't know anything about her. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is a  
Harvard educated economist who used to work at the World Bank. Her  
competition was a professional football (soccer) star.

A little reading about Bachelet shows her to be a very strong woman.

> In case you're wondering, I'm really happy about it, she's a strong  
> and
> coherent person.


Let's hope they both do a good job! Liberia at least could certainly  
benefit from some good leadership for a change.

Here's an article that covers both of them.



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