Chile's president-elect, Sebastian Piñera, appointed the 23 members of his future cabinet on Tuesday, giving a glimpse into the future direction of his government.
The list of names indicates a solid hard right direction, with Piñera having appointed members of various right-wing parties that lent their support to his presidential campaign.
Several of the appointees are former cabinet members who served in Piñera's previous presidential administration, such as Andres Chadwick in the Ministry of the Interior, Cecilia Perez as the General Secretary of Government, and Felipe Larrain in the Treasury.
Others are new faces, such as Isabel Pla appointed to the Ministry of Women and Gender Equality. Pla is a notorious anti-abortion activist, and militant of the Independent Democratic Union party, which is a far-right group with origins in Chile's former military dictatorship under Augusto Pinochet.
Senator Baldo Prokurica was appointed as the mining minister, which is a key post for Chile, the world's top copper exporter. Prokurica was formerly a governor under the Pinochet regime.
The spot for education minister, a crucial one for Piñera who faced off mass student protests his previous term, went to a lawyer, Gerardo Varela.
Alejandra Pérez – Culture
José Ramón Valente- Economy
Antonio Walker – Agriculture
Emilio Santelices – Health
Andrés Chadwick – Interior
Felipe Larraín – Treasury
Cecilia Pérez – General Secretariat of Government
Gerardo Varela – Education
Gonzalo Blumel – General Secretariat of the Presidency
Alberto Espina – Defense
Alfredo Moreno – Social Development
Hernán Larraín- Justicia
Susana Jiménez- Energy
Marcela Cubillos – Environment
Nicolás Monckeberg – Work
Juan Andrés Fontaine – Public Works
Roberto Ampuero – External Relations
Cristián Monckeberg – Housing
Baldo Prokurica – Mining
Gloria Hutt – Transportation
Felipe Ward – National Assets
Pauline Kantor – Sports
Isabel Pla – Women and Gender Equality