February 23, 2024

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Former Chilean President Sebastian Piñera dies in helicopter crash

Former Chilean President Sebastian Piñera dies in helicopter crash

Former Chilean President Sebastian Piñera died in a helicopter crash in the south of the country on February 6, his office announced in a press release. “It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Sebastian Piñera Echeñique, former President of the Republic of Chile”It is written.

The former conservative president, 74, led the country twice, between 2010 and 2014, and again between 2018 and 2022. When his death was announced in the National Assembly, delegates observed a minute's silence to pay their respects.

Under his presidency, Chile adopted marriage for all in December 2021 and allowed married same-sex couples to adopt children.

According to information revealed by the “Pandora Papers”, Mr. Pinera's decrees were marked. The president later narrowly escaped impeachment by parliament in November 2021, but his second term in office was not very popular.

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