President Bachelet to announce cabinet reshuffle

In reaction to ruling party Nueva Mayoría's poor showing in municipal elections held on 23 October 2016, Government spokesman Marcelo Díaz shared on 25 October, President Michelle Bachelet is contemplating a cabinet reshuffle (La Tercera). Bachelet faces sinking popularity levels after an influence peddling scandal involving her son, and her cabinet has received heavy criticism over mismanagement of errors in the electoral register. Justice Minister Javiera Blanco resigned on 19 October amidst criticism for her handling of the political register errors as well as other issues (El Economista América, Diario y Radio Chile).