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Presidential 2017

An election has been announced for 19 November 2017. Results will be published here.

Parliamentary 2017

An election has been announced for 19 November 2017. Results will be published here.

Michelle Bachelet makes further ministerial changes

President Michelle Bachelet made further changes to her Cabinet on Friday. The announcement was made on the Presidential website of the following Cabinet members: Ximena Rincon the Minister of Labour […]

Bachelet changes Justice, Energy and National Assets Ministers

President Michelle Bachelet has carried out a minor reshuffle of her Cabinet. Jaime Campos Quiroga is to become the new Minister of Justice and Human Rights. He replaces Javiera Blanco. […]

Cabinet of Chile

Mario Fernandez Baeza Minister of the Interior and Public Security Heraldo Muñoz Minister of Foreign Affairs José Antonio Gómez Minister of National Defence Rodrigo Valdés Minister of Finance Nicolás Eyzaguirre […]

Michelle Bachelet appoints Mario Fernandez Baeza as Interior Minister

Chile’s Minister of Interior and Public Security, Jorge Burgos Varela, has resigned his portfolio and been replace by Mario Fernandez Baeza. Fernandez, 68, has a degree in Law and Social […]

IMF 2015 Article IV Consultation with Chile

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with Chile Press Release No. 15/373 August 6, 2015 On August 4, 2015, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) […]

President Bachelet gets massive disapproval rating in latest poll

President Michelle Bachelet has suffered a further setback in her popularity according to a GfK Adimark opinion poll published for July. Disapproval of the president now stands at 70%, the […]

Bachelet loses another Minister

Jorge Insunza, Minister of the General Secretariat of the Presidency, who liaises between the President and Congress has been forced to announce his resignation. The Minister was appointed a month […]

President Bachelet names new Cabinet

This morning President Michelle Bachelet named her new Cabinet after dismissing her old Cabinet last week. In reality she has made nine changes, but it has moved the thrust of […]

President Bachelet to reshuffle whole Cabinet within 72 hours

President Michelle Bachelet has asked her entire Cabinet to resign their portfolios pending a Cabinet reshuffle which will take place within 72 hours. The President revealed the decision on a […]

Presidential Secretariat outlines legislative programme to May

The Presidential Secretariat has announced that under the first anniversary of the second term of President Michelle Bachelet there will be a new round of reforms in the forthcoming parliament […]

President suffers big drop in popularity

President Michelle Bachelet has seen a rapid deterioration in her popularity over the past month according to a Cadem polling agency poll. The poll suggests that the President’s approval rating […]

Health Minister resigns over abortion comments

Health Minister Helia Molina has submitted her resignation to President Michelle Bachelet after the minister sparked controversy over statements related to abortion. The minister is reported to have said in […]