José Antonio Kast

Chilean lawyer and politician (born 1966)

José Antonio Kast Rist (born 18 January 1966) is a Chilean lawyer and politician. He was a member of the Chamber of Deputies from 2002 until 2018. He was a member of the Independent Democrat Union until 2016, and independent until 2019.[1]

José Antonio Kast
Kast in 2021
President of the
Republican Party of Chile
In office
10 June 2019 – 3 January 2022
Preceded byOffice created
Succeeded byRojo Edwards
Member of the
Chamber of Deputies of Chile
In office
11 March 2002 – 11 March 2018
Secretary-General of the
Independent Democratic Union
In office
30 March 2012 – 10 May 2014
Councilman of Buin
In office
6 December 1996 – 6 December 2000
Personal details
José Antonio Kast Rist

(1966-01-18) 18 January 1966 (age 57)
Santiago, Chile
Political partyRepublican Party (2019–)
Independent (2016–2019)
Independent Democrat Union (1996–2016)
Other political
Republican Action
Spouse(s)María Pía Adriasola Barroilhet
EducationDeutsche Schule Santiago
Alma materPontifical Catholic University of Chile

Kast ran for president as an independent candidate in the 2017 election.[2] He ran again in the 2021 Chilean general election, advancing to the second round, however lost in the run-off election to Gabriel Boric.[3][4]

In 2019, he created the Chilean Republican Party.[5][6][7]

References Edit

  1. "José Antonio Kast renuncia a la UDI" (in Spanish). La Tercera. May 31, 2016. Retrieved August 27, 2017.
  2. "J. A. Kast anuncia inscripción de candidatura presidencial para el 17 de agosto y presenta comando con figuras de la UDI" (in Spanish). Emol. July 27, 2017. Retrieved August 27, 2017.
  3. "Chile Heads Into Polarized Runoff as Old Party System Wilts". Yahoo. Retrieved November 22, 2021.
  4. Gabriel Boric, a Former Student Activist, Is Elected Chile’s Youngest President
  5. "Partido Republicano en el mapa de la política" (in Spanish). La Tercera. 15 June 2019. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  6. "NACIONAL POLÍTICA Partido Republicano: José Antonio Kast inscribe nuevo referente en el Servel". Diario U Chile. 10 June 2019. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  7. "Se lanzó el nuevo Partido Republicano de José Antonio Kast". T13. 10 June 2019. Retrieved 23 June 2019.