[QODLink]
AMERICAS
Chile bids farewell to president
Outgoing Michelle Bachelet maintains her popularity despite quake response criticism.
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2010 14:27 GMT

Hundreds of Chileans have made their way to the country's presidential office to say goodbye to one of the most popular heads of state in the world.

Despite widespread criticism over the government response to a devastating earthquake and tsunami, Michelle Bachelet is leaving office in a few days with an opinion poll rating of 84 per cent. 

Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from Santiago.  

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
More than one-quarter of Gaza's population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Muslim charities claim discrimination after major UK banks began closing their accounts.
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Featured
Friends of Steven Sotloff, allegedly the second journalist shown in Islamic State beheading video, call for his release.
Cut off from bulk of Tunisia's economic development, residents of rural towns are creating their own opportunities.
Craft breweries see rising sales, challenging large corporations for a bigger taste of Mexico's $20bn beer market.
Questions of colonialism after Malawi opts for English as medium of instruction in schools rather than local languages.
Frustration grows in Kiev as pledges to end corruption and abuse of power stagnate after Maidan Square protest.
join our mailing list