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Hernando is Chile's next mining minister

Gabriel Boric, president elect of Chile, has named Marcela Hernando of the Radical Social Democracy party as mining minister. Hernando is a former deputy of Antofagasta region, Chile’s main copper producing region, and a former member of the Mining and Energy Commission of the Chamber of Deputies, Chile’s lower house.
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Marcela Hernando, Chile's next mining minister

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Mining sector entities such as the Sonami and Consejero Minero associations welcomed the minister and focused on her experience with the sector in Antofagasta, rather than her radical politics.

"Marcela Hernando knows the sector closely thanks to her vast experience in different public positions, especially in mining regions. She is a woman from the mining region, we hope that she is successful in her management and that her regional stamp makes itself felt. The mining regions must be recipients of an important part of the resources collected by royalties and the new minister can play an important role in making this materialise," said Joaquin Villarino, Consejo Minero executive president.