Chile’s leader dis­misses Cabi­net to quell un­rest

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Chilean Pres­i­dent Se­bas­tian Pin­era an­nounced a ma­jor govern­ment reshuf­fle at the week­end, a day after more than one mil­lion peo­ple took to the streets in a protest for eco­nomic and po­lit­i­cal change. “I asked all min­is­ters to re­sign in or­der to form a new govern­ment and to be able to re­spond to these new de­mands,” Mr Pin­era said on Satur­day. The mil­i­tary also said that an overnight cur­few would be lifted on Satur­day. The govern­ment has been strug­gling to craft a re­sponse to deadly protests sparked by a rise in metro fares but fu­elled by a list of eco­nomic and po­lit­i­cal de­mands that in­clude Mr Pin­era’s res­ig­na­tion.

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