Ministry General Secretariat of the Presidency (Chile)

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The Ministry General Secretariat of the Presidency (Spanish: Ministerio Secretaría General de la Presidencia) is the cabinet-level administrative office (equivalent to the president's Chief of Staff) which serves in an advisory role to the President of Chile and her or his ministers in the governments' relations with the National Congress of Chile, the development of the legislative agenda, and keeping track of the bills and other legislative activity in Congress as they pertain to the government.[1]

The ministry was created in 1990 during the government of Patricio Aylwin,[1] and the first appointee and longest-serving Minister so far was Edgardo Boeninger Kausel.

The current Minister Secretary-General of the Presidency is Jorge Insunza, who was appointed by President Michelle Bachelet on May 11, 2015.


Picture Name Entered Office Exited Office Notes Appointed by
Edgardo Boeninger.jpg Edgardo Böeninger Kausel March 11, 1990 March 11, 1994 Patricio Aylwin
Genaro Arriagada Herrera March 11, 1994 1996 Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle
Juan Villarzú Rohde 1996 1998
John Biehl del Río 1998 June 22, 1999
Cohen and Insulza recort.jpg José Miguel Insulza Salinas June 22, 1999 March 11, 2000
Álvaro García Hurtado March 11, 2000 2002 Ricardo Lagos
MFernandez.jpg Mario Fernández Baeza 2002 2003
Francisco Huenchumilla Jaramillo.jpg Francisco Huenchumilla Jaramillo 2003 2004
Eduardo Dockendorff Vallejos 2004 March 11, 2006
Paulina Veloso Valenzuela March 11, 2006 March 27, 2007 Michelle Bachelet
José Antonio Viera Gallo Quesney.jpg José Antonio Viera-Gallo Quesney March 27, 2007 March 11, 2010
Cristian Larroulet.jpg Cristián Patricio Larroulet Vignau March 11, 2010 March 11, 2014 Sebastian Piñera
Ximena Rincón González, ministra Segpres.jpg Ximena Cecilia Rincón González March 11, 2014 May 11, 2015 Michelle Bachelet
Jorge Insunza Gregorio de Las Heras.jpg Jorge Insunza Gregorio de Las Heras May 11, 2015 Incumbent Michelle Bachelet


  1. ^ a b "Ministry General Secretariat of the Presidency (Law)" (in Spanish). Ministerio Secretaría General de la Presidencia. Retrieved 2014-03-21. 


  • Valencia Avaria, Luis (1986). Anales de la República: textos constitucionales de Chile y registro de los ciudadanos que han integrado los poderes ejecutivo y legislativo desde 1810 (in Spanish) (2ª edición ed.). Santiago de Chile: Editorial Andrés Bello.  (Spanish)

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