Pablo Longueira

Chilean politician

Juan Pablo Longueira Montes (born August 12, 1958) is a Chilean politician and industrial civil engineer. He has been the Minister of Economy, Development and Tourism of Chile since 2011. He is a member of the Independent Democratic Union (UDI), a right-wing political party. He was a Senator before being appointed by President Sebastián Piñera to serve in the Cabinet. He was a deputy from 1990 until 2006.

Pablo Longueira Montes
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Minister of Economy, Development and Tourism of Chile
In office
July 18, 2011 – April 29, 2013
Preceded byJuan Andrés Fontaine
Senator of Chile
for Santiago
In office
March 11, 2006 – July 18, 2011
Succeeded byEna von Baer
Personal details
BornAugust 12, 1958
Osorno, Chile
Political partyIndependent Democratic Union
Spouse(s)Cecilia Brinkmann Estévez
ChildrenSeven
ResidenceSantiago, Chile
Alma materUniversity of Chile
OccupationCivil engineer

On March 30, 2007, Longueira began his candidacy for president in the 2009 presidential election. However, he cancelled that on May 3. On April 29, 2013, Longueira was nominated by the UDI as its candidate for the 2013 presidential election, replacing Laurence Golborne.

Longueira is married to Cecilia Brinkmann Estévez. He has seven children.

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