Michelle Bachelet Superstar!

Article published on May 29, 2009
Article published on May 29, 2009
Michelle Bachelet left the Netherlands and is now in France for a short official visit, before a pilgrimage in Chassagne-Montrachet, the village of her French ancestor. I did admire the Chilean president for her genuine commitment on tricky issues (in particular the distribution of the day-after pill).
Yet, despite her faultless CV and her honourable work, I didn't really buy her character - the committed paediatrician, single mum, sensitive and courageous, queen of hearts and blah dee blah.

But then I saw her in the flesh, and succumbed to her radiant charisma.

Yet, despite her faultless CV and her honourable work, I didn't really buy her character - the committed paediatrician, single mum, sensitive and courageous, queen of hearts and blah dee blah.

But then I saw her in the flesh, and succumbed to her radiant charisma. Michelle speaks with strength and passion, and we all believe her: the kids shout "Presidenta, Presidenta" and fight for a photo of her, whilst the grown-ups credit her with 67% of favourable opinion.

Now a groupie, I am delighted to follow Michelle's European adventures: Michelle at the theatre, Michelle at UNESCO, Michelle with Bernard Kouchner, and soon: Michelle in the Burgundy vineyards!

Real genuine authentic photos by Tania Paparazza (The Other One), Santiago, 7th May 2009.