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Chile: Pinera asks his cabinet to resign amid massive protests

Chile, Santiago
October 26, 2019 at 17:10 GMT +00:00 · Published

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera called for his cabinet to resign in Santiago on Saturday, amid massive ongoing protests in the country.

Pinera announced a change of cabinet, as well as the possible lifting of the state of emergency, decreed in several regions of the country, during a press conference from the Palacio de La Moneda in Santiago on Saturday.

"I want to announce to all my compatriots that, if circumstances permit, I intend to lift all states of emergency starting at 24:00 next Sunday," Pinera said.

"Additionally, I have asked all ministers to put their positions available to be able to structure a new cabinet, to face these new demands and take care of the new times," added the Chilean President.

If Pinera's words are fulfilled, there will be 24 ministers under the direction of the Chilean president who must resign.

Pinera has also called on Chileans to "start next week with full institutional and citizen normality."

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Chilean President Sebastian Pinera called for his cabinet to resign in Santiago on Saturday, amid massive ongoing protests in the country.

Pinera announced a change of cabinet, as well as the possible lifting of the state of emergency, decreed in several regions of the country, during a press conference from the Palacio de La Moneda in Santiago on Saturday.

"I want to announce to all my compatriots that, if circumstances permit, I intend to lift all states of emergency starting at 24:00 next Sunday," Pinera said.

"Additionally, I have asked all ministers to put their positions available to be able to structure a new cabinet, to face these new demands and take care of the new times," added the Chilean President.

If Pinera's words are fulfilled, there will be 24 ministers under the direction of the Chilean president who must resign.

Pinera has also called on Chileans to "start next week with full institutional and citizen normality."

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