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Ministry of Finance (Chile)

The Ministry of Finance of Chile is the cabinet-level administrative office in charge of managing the financial affairs, fiscal policy and capital markets of Chile; planning, directing, coordinating, executing, controlling and informing all financial policies formulated by the President of Chile.

The current Minister of Finance is Mr Andres Velasco.


The office was first organized by a Presidential Decree on June 2, 1817, by Supreme Director Bernardo O'Higgins, which at that time was named "Secretariat of Finance" (1818 - 1824). The present structure, duties and attributions were defined by Presidential Decree N 7912, "General Law of Ministries", on November 30, 1927.


Patria Vieja period

Ministers of Finance

PAL - Partido Agrario Laborista

PC - Partido Conservador

PCCh - Partido Comunista de Chile

PCSC - Partido Conservador Social Cristiano

PCU - Partido Conservador Unido

PDC - Partido Democrata Cristiano

Ind - Independiente

PL - Partido Liberal

PLD - Partido Liberal Democratico

MAPU - Movimiento de Accion Popular Unitaria

PN - Partido Nacional

PNa - Partido Nacionalista

PR - Partido Radical

PRDe - Partido Radical Democratico

PS - Partido Socialista

Additional information

See also

Economy of Chile

Economic history of Chile

Miracle of Chile

Central Bank of Chile

Chilean peso


External links

Official Website of the Ministry of Finance of Chile

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