Chile's president investiture
Conservative Sebastian Pinera assumes office, succeeding the country’s highly-popular first female leader Michelle Bachelet. One of his first tasks will be to coordinate reconstruction efforts following the February 27th earthquake in the country’s central region that left over 700 dead. Pinera defeated his Christian Democrat opponent Eduardo Frei in January run-offs.
Even as crowds gathered for the presidential inauguration strong aftershocks shook the Chilean capital.