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Ministries of Chile


Ministries of Chile

Sebastián Piñera and his Ministers of State in the official photograph for the Bicentennial celebration.

The Ministers of State of Chile (Spanish: Ministros de Estado de Chile), according to the Chilean constitution, are the direct and immediate collaborators of the President of the Republic in the government and the administration of the state,[1] and in such, they are responsible for the handling of their respective Ministry (Ministerio), in accordance with the policies and instructions that it imparts. The president can appoint and remove ministers freely, and each reports to directly to the president.


  • List of ministries and their ministers 1
  • Gallery 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

List of ministries and their ministers

This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Government ministry Incumbent minister
Ministry of the Interior and Public Security
Ministerio de Gobierno (1817–1818)
Ministerio de Gobierno y Relaciones Exteriores (1818–1824)
Ministerio de Interior y Relaciones Exteriores (1824–1871)
Ministerio del Interior (1871–2011)
Ministerio del Interior y Seguridad Pública (2011-present)
Jorge Burgos (2015)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Colonización (1871–1887)
Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Culto y Colonización (1888–1924)
Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores (1924–1930)
Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Comercio (1930–1941)
Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores (1941–present)
Heraldo Muñoz (2014)
Ministry of National Defense
Ministerio de Guerra (1817–1818)
Ministerio de Guerra y Marina (1818–1924)
Ministerio de Guerra (1924–1927) y Ministerio de Marina (1924–1927)
Ministerio de Defensa Nacional (1927)
Ministerio de Guerra (1927–1932) y Ministerio de Marina (1927–1932)
Ministerio de Guerra y Aviación (1932) y Ministerio de Marina (1932)
Ministerio de Defensa Nacional (1932–present)
José Antonio Gómez (2015)
Ministry of Finance
Ministerio de Hacienda (1817–present)
Rodrigo Valdés (2015)
Ministry General Secretariat of the Presidency
Ministerio Secretaría General de la Presidencia (1990–present)
Jorge Insunza (2015)
Ministry General Secretariat of Government
Ministerio Secretaría General de Gobierno (1976–present)
Marcelo Díaz (2015)
Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism
Ministerio de Comercio y Abastecimiento (1941–1942)
Ministerio de Economía y Comercio (1942–1953)
Ministerio de Economía (1953–1960)
Ministerio de Economía, Fomento y Reconstrucción (1960–2010 )
Ministerio de Economía, Fomento y Turismo (2010–present)
Luis Felipe Céspedes (2014)
Ministry of Social Development
Ministerio de Planificación y Cooperación (1990–2011)
Ministerio de Desarrollo Social (2011–present)
Marcos Barraza (2015)
Ministry of Education
Ministerio de Educación Pública (1927–1990)
Ministerio de Educación (1990–present)
Nicolás Eyzaguirre (2014)
Ministry of Justice
Ministerio de Justicia, Culto e Instrucción Pública (1837–1887)
Ministerio de Justicia e Instrucción Pública (1887–1927)
Ministerio de Justicia (1927–present)
Javiera Blanco (2015)
Ministry of Labor and Social Forecast
Ministerio del Trabajo y Previsión Social (1959–present)
Ximena Rincón (2015)
Ministry of Public Works
Ministerio de Industria y Obras Públicas (1887–1912)
Ministerio de Industria, Obras Públicas y Ferrocarriles (1910–1924)
Ministerio de Obras y Vías Públicas (1924–1925)
Ministerio de Obras Públicas, Comercio y Vías de Comunicación (1925–1927)
Ministerio de Fomento (1927–1942)
Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Vías de Comunicación (1942–1953)
Ministerio de Obras Públicas (1953–1967)
Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transporte (1967–1974)
Ministerio de Obras Públicas (1974–present)
Alberto Undurraga (2014)
Ministry of Health
Ministerio de Higiene, Asistencia, Previsión Social y Trabajo (1924–1927)
Ministerio de Bienestar Social (1927–1932)
Ministerio de Salubridad Pública (1932–1936)
Ministerio de Salubridad, Previsión y Asistencia Social (1936–1953)
Ministerio de Salud Pública y Previsión (1953–1959)
Ministerio de Salud Pública (1959–1979)
Ministerio de Salud (1979–present)
Carmen Castillo (2015)
Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning
Ministerio de Vivienda y Urbanismo (1965–present)
Paulina Saball (2014)
Ministry of Agriculture
Ministerio de Agricultura, Industria y Colonización (1924–1927)
Ministerio de Agricultura (1930–present)
Carlos Furche (2014)
Ministry of Mining
Ministerio de Minas (1953)
Ministerio de Minería (1953–present)
Aurora Williams (2014)
Ministry of Transport and Communications
Ministerio de Transportes (1974–1977)
Ministerio de Transportes y Telecomunicaciones (1977–present)
Andrés Gómez-Lobo (2014)
Ministry of National Assets
Ministerio de la Propiedad Austral (1929–1932)
Ministerio de Tierras y Colonización (1932–1980)
Ministerio de Bienes Nacionales (1980–present)
Victor Hugo Osorio (2014)
Ministry of Energy
Ministerio de Energía (2010–present)
Máximo Pacheco (2014)
Ministry of the Environment
Ministerio del Medio Ambiente (2010–present)
Pablo Badenier (2014)
National Women's Service
Servicio Nacional de la Mujer (1991-present)
Claudia Pascual (2014)
Ministry of Sport
Ministerio del Deporte (2013-present)
Natalia Riffo (2014)
National Council of Culture and the Arts
Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes de Chile (2001-present)
Ernesto Ottone (2015)


President Sebastián Piñera in the official photograph together with the Ministers of State. 21 May 2010.

See also


  1. ^ Artícle 33 of the Constitution

External links

  • Ministers of State Government of Chile website
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