Chilean President Sebastian Pinera appointed Patricia Perez as justice minister after Teodoro Ribera resigned from the post following an education scandal, the government press office said in a statement late yesterday.
Perez is a lawyer who previously was deputy justice minister, according to the statement posted on the government website.
Ribera is accused of having ties to a former director of the university accreditation committee who is under investigation for bribery. Ribera denies any wrongdoing.
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