Latin America

What the Boric cabinet tells us about his future administration

Chilean President-elect Gabriel Boric secured the support of center-left parties by conceding several cabinet positions. But will it be enough to govern?

Alberto Valdés
President-elect Gabriel Boric appears flanked by his future cabinet members. The new government takes office on March 11. Photo: Alberto Valdés/EFE

Featuring a broad coalition of left and center-left parties, Chile’s President-elect Gabriel Boric unveiled his 24-member cabinet on Friday. In a gesture aiming to highlight his commitment to diversity and inclusion, Mr. Boric selected 14 women and ten men — with a combined average age of 49. Moreover, nine nominees are from outside of Santiago, a move indicative of the attempt to decentralize the administration.

Izkia Siches, who managed Mr. Boric’s runoff campaign, will be Chile’s first-ever female Interior Minister. An independent physician, she had originally been slated for the Health Ministry, but the bond of trust between her...

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