Piñera Sworn In As Chile’s New President In Middle Of Tsunami Alert

By Geraldine Cook
March 12, 2010

Sebastián Piñera took the oath of office as Chile’s new president Thursday, succeeding Michelle Bachelet, in a tense ceremony held in the headquarters of the Chilean Congress following three earthquakes in the minutes preceding the ceremony and the issuance of a tsunami alert for the area including the legislative building.