First Vice President Diaz-Canel Heads Cuban Delegation to Inauguration of Michelle Bachelet

Santiago de Chile, March 11 (RHC)-- First Vice President Miguel Diaz Canel has arrived in Chile heading Cuba’s delegation to the swearing-in ceremony of President Michelle Bachelet. The delegation also includes Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez.

Bachelet, who served as president between 2006 and 2010, received the presidential sash from Isabel Allende, daughter of former Chilean President Salvador Allende. Isabel Allende currently chairs the Chilean senate.

A pediatric surgeon, Bachelet got the presidential vote with an unprecedented 61 percent of the popular vote. According to Prensa Latina news agency, the president expects to establish a new constitution, through a referendum or a constituent assembly, and bring important reforms, especially to the country’s educational system.

Edited by Juan Leandro



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