Tuesday, January 18

The Constituent Convention of Chile chooses María Elisa Quinteros as its new president


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Photo of María Elisa Quinteros, new president of the Constituent Convention of Chile.

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María Elisa Quinteros, new president of the Constituent Convention of Chile.

Chile’s Constituent Convention elected left-wing researcher María Elisa Quinteros as its new president on Wednesday, after an extensive debate that lasted more than 18 hours.

The woman will replace Elisa Loncón, who led the work of the assembly since it began in July 2020.

He received 78 votes in favor after intense negotiations and nine attempts to choose a new leader.

Quinteros is 39 years old, a dentist by profession and holds a doctorate in Public Health, with experience in epidemiology.


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