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Adriana Delpiano Puelma is a Chilean politician and the current Intendant of the Santiago Metropolitan Region (). She received a degree in Social Work from the Universidad de Chile, and earned her Masters of Education Science from the Center for Advanced Studies () in Mexico.
Delpiano served as Researcher and Director of the Interdisciplinary Program of Research in Education and as professor at the Universidad Catolica de Chile.
An activist for the Partido Por la Democracia, in 1994 Delpiano was named Minister of National Resources (''''). She left the ministry in 1999 in order to work as the assistant executive director for the presidential campaign of Ricardo Lagos. Delpiano, a personal friend of President Ricardo Lagos, was named Director-Minister of the National Women's Service (SERNAM), making its primary work on the issues of divorce and domestic violence. She left the ministry in 2003, and later served as Undersecretary of Regional Development. Delpiano was called on to temporarily fill the position of Minister of the Interior from May 9 - May 24, when Francisco Vidal filled the post. In 2006, Delpiano was named by President Michelle Bachelet the Presidency Socio-Cultural Area Director (''''). With this new post, she presided over the foundations and social organizations that depend on the president's cabinet.
In January 2007, Delpiano assumed the role of Intendant (governor) of the Santiago Metropolitan Region, replacing Victor Barrueto. In this position, she is in charge of the Transantiago transportation project.
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