Evelyn Matthei
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Evelyn Matthei Fornet (2)
Matthei in 2011.

Minister of the Interior
8 May 2012 – 11 January 2013

Predecessor Oscar Quesada
Successor Sergio Romero Pizarro

Minister of Finance
11 April 2010 - 8 May 2012

Predecessor Juan Andrés Fontaine
Successor Felipe Larraín

Minister of Defense
10 April 2006 - 10 April 2010

Predecessor Juan Pablo Letelier
Successor Andrés Allamand
Born November 11, 1953 (1953-11-11) (age 64)
Flag of Chile Santiago, Chile
Political Party Partido Nacional Chile National
Religion Catholic
Profession Economist

Evelyn Rose Matthei Fornet (born November 11, 1953) is a Chilean National Party politician who has served, since 2006, in various Cabinet offices under Presidents Lavín and Piñera. She served as Minister of Defence for the entirety of President Lavín's term (April 10, 2006-April 10, 2010), the first female to serve in that post, and on April 11 was nominated to head the Ministry of Finance, becoming the first woman to serve in that position as well. Following the resignation of Oscar Quesada on May 8, 2012, the Cabinet was reshuffled and Matthei was appointed Minister of the Interior, making her the Constitutional successor to the Presidency. On 11 January 2013 she resigned as minister in order to begin his presidential campaign. She won the primaries elections and become in the Alliance's presidential candidate for the 2014 general elections.


Political Career