Santos finishes reorganizing cabinet

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Friday finished the restructuring of his cabinet a week after all ministers resigned.

The resignations of the majority of ministers was not accepted; Only four of the 16 ministers were replaced by new members of the cabinet.

Two ministers changed post and Santos created the post of Advisor om Social Dialogue which was given to Green Party veteran Luis Eduardo Garzon.

Santos’ cabinet after reorganization

  • Interior
    Fernando Carillo (new)
  • Justice
    Ruth Stella Correa
  • Finance
    Mauricio Cardenas (moved from Energy and Mining)
  • Foreign Affairs
    Maria Angela Holguin
  • Defense
    Juan Carlos Pinzon
  • Labor
    Rafael Pardo
  • Education
    Maria Fernanda Campo (new)
  • Housing
    German Vargas
  • Health
    Alejandro Gaviria (new)
  • Trade
    Sergio Diaz-Granados
  • Energy and Mining
    Federico Renjifo (moved from Interior)
  • Agriculture
    Juan Camilo Restrepo
  • Environment
    Juan Gabriel Uribe (new)
  • Transport
    Cecilia Alvarez-Correa (new)
  • ICT
    Diego Molano
  • Culture
    Mariana Garces

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