Chile president-elect reveals hardline cabinet with ties to Pinochet

What a bad turn for Chile

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  • Conservatives to join Sebastian Piñera, who campaigned as centrist
  • New interior minister was vocal supporter of Pinochet’s dictatorship

Chile’s president-elect, the billionaire businessman Sebastian Piñera, has unveiled a new hardline cabinet, including prominent conservative figures and some politicians once closely aligned with the Pinochet dictatorship.

The new interior minister, Andres Chadwick, was a vocal supporter of August Pinochet during his 1973-1990 regime, which named him president of the Catholic University Students Federation.

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