Andrés Chadwick

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Andrés Chadwick Piñera
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Interior and Public Security Minister
Assumed office
11 March 2018
PresidentSebastián Piñera
Preceded byMario Fernández Baeza
In office
5 November 2012 – 11 March 2014
PresidentSebastián Piñera
Preceded byRodrigo Hinzpeter
Succeeded byRodrigo Peñailillo
Senator for the 9th Circunscription, VI Región del Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins
In office
11 March 1998 – 18 July 2011
Deputy for the District #33 of Rancagua
In office
11 March 1990 – 11 March 1998
Personal details
Born (1956-01-02) 2 January 1956 (age 63)
Santiago, Chile
NationalityChilean
Political partyIndependent Democrat Union (UDI)
Spouse(s)María Victoria Costa Vega
ChildrenFour children
Alma materPontifical Catholic University of Chile
OccupationLawyer, politician
WebsiteAndrés Chadwick Piñera

Andrés Pío Bernardino Chadwick Piñera (born 2 January 1956 in Santiago de Chile) is a Chilean right-wing politician and lawyer, member of the Independent Democrat Union (UDI) party. Chadwick was elected deputy for the District #33 in 1989, and was re-elected in 1993. In 1997, he was elected senator for the 9th Circunscription of the VI Región del Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins, and was re-elected in 2005. On 18 July 2011 he became Minister Secretary General of Government. He was appointed Interior Minister on 5 November 2012 and his term ended on 11 March 2014.

Biography[edit]

Andrés Chadwick was born on 2 January 1956. His parents were Herman Chadwick Valdés and Paulette Piñera Carvallo (sister of Bernardino Piñera). Chadwick is currently married to María Victoria Costa, with whom he has four children. He is also first cousin of President Sebastián Piñera.

Chadwick was a vocal supporter of Pinochet dictatorship, which had previously appointed him president of the Catholic University Students Federation.[1] In 2012 Chadwick expressed "deep repentance" for this support after discovering "over the years" serious human rights violations committed by the dictatorship, while defending the regime on other grounds.[2]

Studies[edit]

He completed his primary and secondary studies in Colegio Verbo Divino in Santiago. Chadwick joined afterwards the Law Faculty in the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.

Political career[edit]

Chadwick was appointed president of the Students Federation of the Catholic University of Chile (FEUC) by the military regime, and later graduated as a lawyer from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, later working as a professor. In the 1980s, Chadwick holds office in several political charges, such as in the Youth sections of the Independent Democrat Union Movement, National Unity, and National Renewal.

He was a member of the Chamber of Deputies of Chile between 1990 and 1998, and has been, since 1998, member of the Senate of Chile, representing the ninth O'Higgins circunscription.

Electoral history[edit]

Parliamentary election, 1989[edit]

Deputy for the District #33 of the communes of Mostazal, Graneros, Codegua, Machalí, Requínoa, Rengo, Olivar, Doñihue, Coínco, Coltauco, Quinta de Tilcoco, and Malloa, in the VI Región del Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins.[3]

Candidate Party Votes % Result
Juan Pablo Letelier Morel PAIS 28.451 27,61% Deputy
Andrés Chadwick Piñera UDI 27.837 27,01% Deputy
Esteban Leyton Soto ILA 17.696 17,17%
Federico Willoughby Mac Donald ILA 14.363 13,94%
Domingo Izquierdo Echeverría ILB 4.287 4,16%
Arcalaus Coronel Araneda ILG 4.159 4,04%
Julio Enrique Reyes Valdés DR 2.457 2,38%
José Ducci Claro PL 2.359 2,29%
Marcelo Maffioletti Pacheco AN 1.437 1,39%

Parliamentary election, 1993[edit]

Deputy for the District #33 of the communes of Mostazal, Graneros, Codegua, Machalí, Requínoa, Rengo, Olivar, Doñihue, Coínco, Coltauco, Quinta de Tilcoco, and Malloa, in the VI Región del Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins.[4]

Candidate Party Votes % Result
Juan Pablo Letelier Morel PS 46.577 41,89% Deputy
Andrés Chadwick Piñera UDI 35.361 31,80% Deputy
Esteban Leyton Soto PR 20.364 18,31%
Ana María Cadiz Whipple UCC 3.514 3,16%
Osvaldo Olivarez Quiñones PC 2.248 2,02%
Eliud Maldonado Zavalla ILA 1.855 1,67%
Rafael Canto Escobar ILC 1.281 1,15%

Parliamentary election, 1997[edit]

Senators for the 9th Circunscription of the VI O'Higgins Region.[5]

Candidate Party Votes % Result
Rafael Moreno Rojas DC 82.789 25,01% Senator
Anselmo Sule Candia PRSD 76.091 22,99%
Andrés Chadwick Piñera UDI 68.167 20,59% Senator
Mónica Madariaga Gutiérrez ILE 55.112 16,65%
Carlos Poblete Avila PC 20.390 6,16%
Pablo Baraona Urzúa ILB 17.687 5,34%
Darío Poblete Morales PH 5.295 1,60%
Joaquín Arduengo Naredo PH 3.390 1,02%
Carlos Arroyo Hodges UCCP 2.072 0,63%

Parliamentary election, 2005[edit]

Senators for the 9th Circunscription, VI O'Higgins Region.[6]

Candidate Party Votes % Result
Juan Pablo Letelier Morel PS 154.894 41,50% Senator
Andrés Chadwick Piñera UDI 94.877 25,42% Senator
Aníbal Perez Lobos PPD 72.393 19,39%
Ramon Achurra Larrain ILD 34.379 9,21%
Marilen Cabrera Olmos PH 9.852 2,64%
Carmen Moncada Cofre ILC 6.871 1,84%

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Andrés Chadwick at Wikimedia Commons

Political offices
Preceded by
Rodrigo Hinzpeter
Minister of the Interior
2012–2014
Succeeded by
Rodrigo Peñailillo
Preceded by
Mario Fernández Baeza
Minister of the Interior
2018–present
Incumbent