Serhat TUNAR -TDO- Following the biggest political crisis in Chile's democratic history, President Sebastian Piñera sacked 8 ministers, including the interior and finance ministers.
Piñera, the billionaire businessman who won the election in 2017, promised to take measures that would keep the Pinera working class happy after demonstrations spiraled out of control last week. Pinera Arica announced it would raise the minimum wage and Pensions, lower drug and public transport prices and improve the health insurance system.
Addressing the public on the television show he attended, Piñera said Chile had changed and the government had to change to tackle the challenges.
As violence escalated in the last week of the demonstrations, 17 people were killed, thousands were arrested and $ 1.4 billion was lost in the economy.
Calls are being made for the Cabinet reshuffle and for demonstrations to continue on social media despite the president's remarks. The United Nations also announced it would send a delegation to Chile to investigate allegations of human rights violations.