Carmen Cardinali Paoa
|Carmen Cardinali Paoa|
|Governor of Easter Island (Rapa Nui)|
|Preceded by||Pedro Edmunds Paoa|
December 1, 1944 |
Easter Island, Chile
Carmen Cardinali Paoa (born 1944) is a Chilean professor. She has served as the Governor of Easter Island (Rapa Nui) since 2010. Cardinali worked as a professor in Santiago before being appointed Governor. A native of the island, Cardinali has also worked in Easter Island's tourism industry.
Cardinali's predecessor, former Governor Pedro Edmunds Paoa, resigned in early August 2010 following the occupation of six buildings by protesters who demanded the return of land to the descendents of the island's indigenous Polynesian inhabitants. Lawyer Jorge Miranda was appointed as interim Governor until a replacement could be found.
Chilean deputy Interior Minister Rodrigo Ubilla appointed Carmen Cardinali as Governor of Easter Island in early September 2010 to replace Edmunds. Cardinali's challenges included archeological preservation of the island's heritage and revamping the tourist industry.
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