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Monday, January 16, 2006

Chile Elects First Female President

From the Washington Post, an article about Chile electing its first female president. Her story is pretty amazing and worth reading about. From the article:

A socialist doctor and former political prisoner was elected Sunday as the country's first female president, defeating a conservative multimillionaire opponent in a race that reflected Latin America's increasingly leftward tilt.
The victory of Michelle Bachelet _ a political prisoner during the dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet and defense minister in the current administration _ extends the rule of the market-friendly, center-left coalition that has governed since the end of Pinochet's 1973-90 rule.

Click here to read the full article.

--Tom Hayes


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