Chile

Bachelet loses another Minister


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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 ago in a Cabinet reshuffle that President Michelle Bachelet had hoped would turn the corner on corruption scandals which had rocked the government. The Minister stood down because of his relationship with mining companies whilst being a Congressman.

The Minister, in his resignation statement said “My loyalty to the President goes through my resignation,” and he emphasized that he did not want to give “space to the UDI to attack me, and through me the President.”

The Minister had received criticism from the main opposition party the Independent Democratic Union (Unión Demócrata Independiente, UDI) as well as some member parties of the President’s New Majority coalition.

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