[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
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Israel's Operation Protective Edge is the third major offensive on the Gaza Strip in six years.
Muslims and Arabs in the US say they face discrimination in many areas of life, 13 years after the 9/11 attacks.
At one UN site alone, approximately four children below the age of five are dying each day.
Featured
After the shooting-down of flight MH17, relatives ask what the carrier has learned from still-missing MH370.
Human rights and corporate responsibility prompt a US church to divest from companies doing business with Israel.
Afghan militias have accumulated a lengthy record of human-rights abuses, including murders and rapes.
Growing poverty is strengthening a trend among UK Muslims to fund charitable work closer to home.
A groundbreaking study from Johns Hopkins University shows that for big segments of the US population it is.
join our mailing list