Gabriel Boric is already president of Chile. The 36-year-old former student leader is leading the emergence in La Moneda of a new left in the South American country, with leaders born in democracy and willing to turn the page on the legacy of Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship. The arrival of a new generation of leaders, forged in the heat of the street protests of recent years, brings several milestones in the South American country. “The most important is the feminist imprint of the new government,” says EL PAÍS correspondent Federico Rivas Molina, who was in Santiago de Chile these days following the transition. With 14 female ministers elected to Boric’s cabinet, including key roles such as those of the Ministry of the Interior, Defense, Foreign Ministry and the Spokesperson, it is to be hoped that the new profile of the Government means a change of perspective beyond the gender parity.
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