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Web users want Chile's new president to work for the country's reconstruction

Chilean web users discuss the inauguration of President Sebastián Piñera while the establishment of a quota for women MPs in the Indian Parliament is debated on the local blogosphere.

Chile: Sebastian Pinera takes office

A change in leadership in Chili. The new right wing president Sebastián Piñera will take over from outgoing President Michelle Bachelet. And just two weeks after the earthquake which devastated the country, the new head of state is being carefully watched by web users.

This professor says on his blog that with the earthquake happening before he came in to power, Piñera has a lot to gain politically. Since the reconstruction will begin during his term, he will be judged on this.
 

This post does not sit well with many readers who believe cynical analysis is not appropriate at such a tragic time for the country. This Chilean man believes that the political benefits from the catastrophe are the last things on his compatriots’ minds.


This analyst however thinks that natural catastrophes allow us to evaluate the efficiency of a political system more effectively.


And people’s expectations are huge. Many of them are still posting videos of the disaster on the net.


There is even a site which gathers accounts from across the country. Internet users will then choose which ones they would like to feature in a book. The profits from this piece of work will go to victims of the earthquake.

India's women quota bill

The Upper house of India’s parliament has approved a bill that will reserve a quota of seats in India’s parliament for women. Left wing parties and the Hindu Nationalist Party united behind the ruling congress party to vote overwhelmingly in favour of this bill. It will now pass to the lower house of parliament and continues to be a subject of debate for many web users.


This blogger sees it as an historical step forward for the country. He says that this quota bill has been in preparation for over 15 years and it has taken a long time to overcome the opposition.
 

On his blog, this Indian Internet user looks at what the bill actually says. The main clause states that one third of seats in the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the parliament and the state legislative assemblies, must be reserved for women.


In this video, the president of an organization which campaigns for the adoption of laws protecting the interests of women welcomes this long-awaited result.

Ranjana Kumari has created an online course to teach women about political responsibility.


But many people do not support the bill. This blogger feels it is does not make sense to talk about sexual equality and at the same time reserve seats for women. 10
 

This web user agrees. He condemns this law, saying it is fraudulent and restricts freedom of choice.

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