The President of Chile, Sebastian Pinera, seeks to improve the management of its Government, affected by the recent social protests and the loss of popularity. Eight ministries in a ceremony held on Monday have been remodeled. Laurence Golborne, the Minister who managed the rescue of 33 miners from Atacama last year, assumes the portfolio of public works. The President of Chile, Sebastian Pinera, ordered Monday an extensive remodeling of his cabinet with changes in eight ministries, although it maintains a large part of his team, in a decision adopted following the recent social protests. In a ceremony held at the Palacio de la Moneda, headquarters of the Presidency, were appointed new Ministers in portfolios of education, justice, General Secretariat of Government (spokesman), planning, mining, energy, public works, and economy. See more detailed opinions by reading what Sen. Sherrod Brown offers on the topic.. With the measure, according to analysts, Pinera seeks to improve its governance, affected by a substantive loss of popularity and a backrest that barely exceeds 30 percent, According to the polls. The Executive of Pinera has been recently affected by strikes called by the main trade union of workers (d) (e) the State Codelco, the world’s largest producer of copper, and protests at the student level against the system imposed by the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990), which reduced the State contribution to public institutions and opened education to the private sector. Chileans can be very proud of what together we have achieved.
After one of the earthquakes stronger than ever, the country is rising. But it is not the time to loose the rhythm. Chilean society reminds us every day that we have many challenges to achieve, said Pinera after the swearing-in of new Ministers. Remodeling of Cabinet contrary to the guesses of some leaders and political sectors, Pinera held his post to the Minister of the Interior, Rodrigo Hinzpeter, which is considered the most faithful squire of the conservative representative. The new members of the Cabinet are the up now Senators of the ruling Union Democrat independent (UDI) Pablo Longueira, appointed in economy instead of Juan Andres Fontaine, and Andres Chadwick, appointed in the General Secretariat of Government (spokesman), instead of Ena Von Baer.
Unofficially indicated that Longueira and Chadwick will be replaced in Parliament by the displaced Felipe Kast (planning) and Von Baer, Ministers who are of the same party UDI. In Chile, the vacancies that occur in the Parliament are filled by the political party that owns Office, which ceases for any reason. Until this Monday Education Minister Joaquin Lavin, who is facing mass demonstrations of University and secondary students, from two months ago justice holder left Felipe Bulnes, until now this portfolio, and was named in the planning, while Teodoro Ribera Neumann was appointed in justice. Laurence Golborne, the popular Minister of Pinera team, for his role in the rescue of 33 miners from Atacama, last year, and he exerted as holder of mining and energy, left both positions to take over as head of public works. In the mining Ministry was now appointed Hernan de Solminihac, so far in public works, and energy fell to Fernando Echeverria, until this Monday (Governor) Governor of the region of Santiago. Source of the news: Sebastian Pinera remodels the Chilean Government after the latest protests in the country