Osvaldo Andrade

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The Honourable
Osvaldo Andrade
Osvaldo Raúl Andrade Lara.jpg
President of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
22 March 2016 – 22 March 2017
Preceded by Marco Antonio Núñez
Succeeded by Fidel Espinoza (es)
Leader of the Socialist Party of Chile
In office
21 August 2010 – 17 May 2015
Preceded by Camilo Escalona
Succeeded by Isabel Allende
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
for La Pintana, Pirque, Puente Alto & San José de Maipo
Assumed office
11 March 2010
Preceded by Isabel Allende
Majority 61,037 (31.0%)
Minister of Labor and Social Security
In office
11 March 2006 – 10 December 2008
President Michelle Bachelet
Preceded by Yerko Ljubetic
Succeeded by Claudia Serrano
Personal details
Born Osvaldo Andrade Lara
(1953-02-06) 6 February 1953 (age 64)
Santiago, Chile
Political party Socialist
Spouse(s) Myriam Olate Berríos
Children Patricio, Carlos, Andrés and Jearim Yael
Alma mater Catholic University of Chile
University of Salamanca
Website Official website

Osvaldo Andrade Lara (born 2 June 1953 in Santiago) is a Chilean Socialist politician. After studying law at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Andrade joined the Socialist Party in 1968. He served as director of the Young Socialists. Following the Chilean coup of 1973, he was detained at the Estadio Nacional and at Villa Grimaldi. He was Minister of Labor and Social Security in the government of Chilean President Michelle Bachelet from 2006-2008.[1] On 22 March 2016 he became President of the Chamber of Deputies. He succeeded Marco Antonio Núñez.[2] He was succeeded as President on 22 March 2017 by Fidel Espinoza (es).[3]

Andrade was a 6-foot tall (1.83m) guard for the Chilean national basketball team in the 1970s.


  1. ^ Directory (2008-03-21). A Directory of World Leaders & Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments: 2008-2009 Edition. Arc Manor LLC. p. 95. ISBN 978-1-60450-155-1. Retrieved 26 January 2011. 
  2. ^ María Paz Núñez (22 March 2016). "Osvaldo Andrade es ratificado como presidente de la Cámara de Diputados hasta 2017" (in Spanish). La Tercera. Retrieved 25 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "Fidel Espinoza asume como nuevo presidente de la Cámara y bancada de la UDI abandona la Sala" (in Spanish). EMOL. 22 March 2017. Retrieved 9 April 2017. 

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