Chile

Cabinet shuffled


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President Sebastian Piñera has carried out a reshuffle of his Cabinet as his approval ratings have continued to fall to a new low of 31%. The president has also faced street protests demanding changes to the university education system as well as a general strike at the government owned copper mining company, Codelco and the collapse of a major supermarket La Polar.

Three ministers leave the government, Ena Von Baer, Felipe Kast and Juan Andrés.

The new ministerial postings as announced on the government website are:

Andrés Chadwick Minister of the General Secretariat of Government (Government spokesperson)
Felipe Bulnes Education Minister
Pablo Longueira Finance Minister
Teodoro Ribera Justice Minister
Laurence Golborne Public Works Minister
Fernando Echeverria Energy Minister
Hernán de Solminihac Mining Minister
Joaquín Lavín Social Planning Minister
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