Alejandro Bernales

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Alejandro Bernales
Alejandro Javier Bernales Maldonado.jpg
Member of the Chamber of Deputies of Chile
Assumed office
11 March 2022
Constituency26th District (Calbuco, Cochamó, Maullín, Puerto Montt, Ancud, Castro, Chaitén, Chonchi, Curaco de Vélez, Dalcahue, Futaleufú, Hualaihué, Palena, Puqueldón, Queilén, Quellón, Quemchi, Quinchao)
Regional Director of the National Council of Culture and the Arts
In office
April 2010 – 11 March 2014
PresidentSebastián Piñera
Personal details
Born (1979-02-02) 2 February 1979 (age 44)
Valdivia, Chile
Political partyLiberal Party
SpousePaz Vidal
ChildrenTwo
Parent(s)Alfonso Bernales
Norka Maldonado
Alma mater
OccupationPolitician
ProfessionArchitect

Alejandro Javier Maldonado Bernales (born 2 February 1979) is a Chilean graphic designer and politician who serves as a parliamentary in the Chamber of Deputies of Chile.

In the early-2010s, Bernales was a member of Sebastián Piñera's first government (2010−2014).[1][2] However, then he joined to the Liberal Party (centre-left), which in 2017 joined the leftist coalition Broad Front (FA). Three years later, his party left the FA.[3]

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Bernales did a BA in graphic design at the Andrés Bello National University (UNAB). Later, he completed two post-graduate diplomas in Digital Photography and in Cultural Management at the University of Chile.

From April 2010 to March 2014, Bernales was part of the first government of Sebastián Piñera[2] and served as Regional Director of the National Council for Culture and the Arts in Los Lagos Region.[2]

In 2011, he was chosen among the 100 young leaders of the magazine Saturday from El Mercurio newspaper. Similarly, Bernales also was ranked among these 100 leaders by The Network of Leaders of the Adolfo Ibáñez University.

Political career[edit]

Period as deputy[edit]

In the mid-2010s, Bernales joined the Vlado Mirosevic's Liberal Party of Chile, a center-left party that later was a founding member of the Broad Front.

In November 2017, for the parliamentary elections, Bernales was elected deputy for the 2018−2022 period[2] representing the 26th District of Calbuco, Cochamó, Maullín, Puerto Montt, Ancud, Castro, Chaitén, Chonchi, Curaco de Vélez, Dalcahue, Futaleufú, Hualaihué, Palena, Puqueldón, Queilén, Quellón, Quemchi, Quinchao. He obtained 6.194 votes, corresponding to a 4.50% of the total. Despite being part of a mostly leftist coalition, Bernales claimed to represent centrist politics.[2]

During the 2018−2022 period, Bernales integrated the following permanent commissions: 1) Culture, Arts and Communications; 2) Economy, Development, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises; and 3) Consumer Protection and Tourism. On the other hand, he was a member of the Special Investigative Commission on the ANFP frauds during Sergio Jadue's spell.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ex seremi de Piñera busca llegar al Congreso por el Frente Amplio". La Tercera. 24 June 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2022.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Alejandro Bernales, diputado electo del Frente Amplio: "La gente finalmente premió mi vuelco político de Piñera al Partido Liberal"". La Tercera. 15 February 2018. Retrieved 26 January 2022.
  3. ^ "Diputado Bernales (P. Liberal): "No nos sentíamos seducidos hacia dónde iba la micro"". Radio Pauta. 7 December 2020. Retrieved 26 January 2022.

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