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21st Nov, 2016Michelle 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 […] more ->

20th Oct, 2016Bachelet 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. […] more ->

9th Jun, 2016Michelle 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 […] more ->

10th Aug, 2015IMF 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) […] more ->

4th Aug, 2015President 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 […] more ->

8th Jun, 2015Bachelet 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 […] more ->

11th May, 2015President 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 […] more ->

7th May, 2015President 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 […] more ->

12th Mar, 2015Presidential 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 […] more ->

24th Feb, 2015President 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 […] more ->