SANTIAGO – Chile’s President Sebastian Piñera on Tuesday administered oath to the country’s new Minister for Women and Gender Equality, Mónica Zalaquett.
The 58-year-old former undersecretary of Tourism has replaced Macarena Santelices, who stepped down from the office earlier today after just 34 days in office.
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“I appreciate the President’s trust and I take on this great challenge as minister of the @MinMujeryEG. Our priority will be to work committedly to end violence against women, gender equality and equal rights,” she said in a tweet after assuming the office.
The politician, also a member of the Independent Democratic Union (UDI), had also been a deputy for District 20.