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Carolina Toha

Carolina Montserrat Toha Morales is a Chilean politician from the Party for Democracy (PPD). She is the daughter of the late Socialist politician, Vice President, and minister of Salvador Allende, Jose Toha.

Toha made her debut in politics in 1984 as a leader of the University of Chile student federation (Fech). During the government of Ricardo Lagos she was Deputy Minister Secretary General of Government. In 1999 she was vice-president of the PPD. In 2001 she was elected to the Chamber of Deputies Chile's lower chamber of Congress, representing the Santiago district, and was reelected in 2005. On March 12, 2009 she replaced Francisco Vidal in the Ministry General Secretariat of Government, becoming the first woman to hold that post in the country's history. Her congress seat became vacant, as both positions are incompatible with each other in times of peace. She was replaced by Felipe Harboe. On December 14, 2009 she quit her government post to lead Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle's presidential runoff campaign.

Toha has a law degree from the University of Chile and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Milan. She is married to physician and Socialist deputy Fulvio Rossi and has two children.

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