In Chile, the elected president releases a moderate cabinet with a majority of women

On January 21, 2022 in Santiago, Chilean President Gabriel Boric (center) was surrounded by members of his new cabinet.

This is a long-awaited announcement. President Elected to Chile on December 19, 2021, Gabriel Borick (Left), unveiled his cabinet on Friday, January 21st. Its twenty-four ministers, including fourteen women, are a moderate mosaic of many technocrats and non-political personalities. A template indicating the initial color of the next head of state’s mandate – he will take office on March 11 – while the youth and electorate of his electoral coalition brought the Communist Party together at the center, as well as the ambition of the announced reforms that raised many unknowns.

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When the economic situation is “Looks complicated,” Numerous Robert Funk, political scientist at the same company, Gabriel Borick understood that beyond his long list of election promises, the country’s financial position should be stable. The minister’s first plan is tax reform, which the president-elect wants to raise to 5% of GDP, while major social changes – such as education, pensions and the public health system – will weigh on the country’s finances. Condition.

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The finance minister also included the emphasis on center-left individuals with more representation in government than Gabriel Borik’s electoral coalition. It is necessary to send a clear signal of negotiations in Congress that the elected head of state will not enjoy a majority, and to establish contacts with the main forces of the Center.

It is no coincidence that the Presidential Secretariat, which is responsible for relations with Congress, is being occupied by the right-hand man of the President-elect, Giorgio Jackson. Student Movements 2011. The Communist Party occupies a rather twisted but eventful space, especially as Camila Vallejo’s spokeswoman – she too belongs to this new generation on the left.

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