Presidentelect Luis Guillermo Solís adds more names to his Cabinet

first_imgPresident-elect Luis Guillermo Solís on Monday announced 19 new members of his administration, short of the full staff he had promised during a previous naming ceremony.During a 4 p.m. press conference at the Children’s Museum in San José, Solís presented the new officials and said a few posts remain to be filled. The president-elect continues holding talks with possible appointees, he added.A first group of 21 officials was named last Monday, and “the remaining names will be announced next Monday,” Solís said a week ago, accompanied by vice presidents Helio Fallas and Ana Helena Chacón.The surprise of the evening was the appointment of two former officials of President Abel Pacheco’s administration (2002-2006) in key posts: former Social Christian Unity Party members María del Rocío Sáenz, who previously served as health minister and now will lead the Social Security System, and Delia Villalobos, who served as health vice minister and sports director, and now will lead the Social Protection Council.The new officials appointed Monday are:Foreign Minister: Manuel González SanzAgriculture and Livestock Minister: Luis Felipe Arauz CavalliniAgriculture and Livestock Vice Minister: José Joaquín SalazarAgriculture and Livestock Vice Minister: Ginna Paniagua SánchezPolitical Affairs Vice Minister: Ana Gabriela ZúñigaSmall and Medium Businesses Vice Minister: Geannina Dinarte RomeroWaters, Oceans, Coasts and Wetlands Vice Minister: Fernando Mora RodríguezYouth Vice Minister: Helena Quesada SerranoPeace Vice Minister: Víctor Barrantes MarínHousing Vice Minister: Ana Cristina Trejos MurilloCosta Rican Oil Refinery Executive President: Sara Salazar BadillaRural Development Institute Executive President: Ricardo Rodríguez BarqueroSocial Security System Executive President: María del Rocío Sáenz MadrigalNational Production Council Executive President: Carlos Enrique MongeSocial Protection Council Executive President: Delia Villalobos ÁlvarezInstitute for Municipal Development Executive President: Yanina Soto VargasChild Welfare Office Executive President: Ana Teresa León SáenzUnited Nations Ambassador: Juan Carlos Mendoza GarcíaOrganization of American States Ambassador: Pablo Barahona KrugerSolís and his Cabinet members will take office at the official inauguration ceremony on May 8 at the National Stadium in La Sabana Park, west of San José. Facebook Comments Related posts:President-elect Luis Guillermo Solís names first half of his Cabinet How much money did members of Solís’ Cabinet donate to the PAC election campaign? Cabinet appointment of Lutheran bishop is unconstitutional, says Government Attorney’s Office Costa Rica’s health minister steps downlast_img