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Andrés Chadwick Piñera
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Interior and Public Security Minister
In office
11 March 2018 – 28 October 2019
PresidentSebastián Piñera
Preceded byMario Fernández Baeza
Succeeded byGonzalo Blumel
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
Andrés Pío Bernardino Chadwick Piñera

(1956-01-02) 2 January 1956 (age 65)
Santiago, Chile
NationalityChilean
Political partyIndependent Democrat Union (UDI)
Spouse(s)María Victoria Costa Vega
ChildrenFour children
Alma materPontifical Catholic University of Chile
OccupationLawyer, politician

Andrés Pío Bernardino Chadwick Piñera (born 2 January 1956) is a Chilean right-wing politician and lawyer, member of the Independent Democrat Union (UDI) party. He begun his political career as a supporter of the Pinochet dictatorship, and was present at the Acto de Chacarillas in 1977.[1] 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 Circumscription of the VI Región del Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins, and was re-elected in 2005 again. On 18 July 2011 he was invited by his cousin, President Sebastián Piñera, to become Minister Secretary General of Government. He was later appointed Interior Minister on 5 November 2012 and his term ended on 11 March 2014.

He joined the second government of Piñera on March 11, 2018 as Interior and Public Security Minister and held that position until October 28, 2019. On December 11 Chadwick was impeached for his role in the 2019–2020 Chilean protests, including the large number of eye injuries attained by protesters.[2][3] Chadwick is effectively banned to hold public office for five years.[3]

Biography

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.[4] 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.[5]

Studies

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

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 circumscription.

Electoral history

Parliamentary election, 1989

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.[6]

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

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.[7]

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

Senators for the 9th Circunscription of the VI O'Higgins Region.[8]

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

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

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

  1. ^ "La Juventud en Chacarillas". El Mercurio. 9 July 1977. Retrieved 5 January 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Ministros de Salud y Defensa exponen en comisión sobre acusación constitucional contra Chadwick". Cámara de Diputadas y Diputados. 20 November 2019. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Senado aprueba acusación constitucional en contra de Andrés Chadwick: exministro no podrá ejercer cargos públicos por cinco años". La Tercera (in Spanish). 11 December 2019. Retrieved 28 June 2020.
  4. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/23/chile-president-elect-sebastian-pinera-andres-chadwick
  5. ^ https://www.cooperativa.cl/noticias/pais/augusto-pinochet/chadwick-por-su-rol-en-dictadura-me-arrepiento-de-no-haber-hecho-algo-mas/2012-06-11/130659.html
  6. ^ Official results of the Interior Ministry Archived 23 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine, District 33, Deputies 1989.
  7. ^ Official results, Interior Ministry Archived 23 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine, District 33, Deputies 1993.
  8. ^ Resultados oficiales Ministerio del Interior Archived 23 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine, Distrito 33, Senadores 1997. En elecciones.gov.cl
  9. ^ Resultados oficiales Ministerio del Interior Archived 22 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine, Circunscripción 9, VI Región, Senadores 1997. En elecciones.gov.cl

External links

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
2018–2019
Succeeded by
Gonzalo Blumel