'Something has changed': young, female-led Cabinet reflects Chile's modern twist


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  • Saturday, 22 Jan 2022

Chilean President-elect Gabriel Boric bumps fists with his future Mining Minister, Marcela Hernando during the presentation of his first cabinet in Santiago, Chile January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Ailen Diaz

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - As Chile's incoming Cabinet stood for photos after being unveiled on Friday one could read in the captured image the changing face of the Andean country.

The line-up was dominated by women - 14 out of 24 ministers - with seven of the Cabinet under the age of 40 and the youngest 32. The average age was 49. President-elect Gabriel Boric https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/student-protest-leader-president-elect-gabriel-boric-caps-rise-chiles-left-2021-12-20 himself, a former student protest leader, will be just 36 when he takes office in March.

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