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Jaime Ravinet de la Fuente (born October 17, 1946 in Santiago, Chile, is a Chilean politician, lawyer, academic and businessman. From 1990 to 2000 he was Mayor of Santiago, before becoming the Minister for Housing, Urban Planning and National Property in 2001, a position he held until 2004. He then became the Minister for Defence until 11 March 2006. In February 2010 he was re-appointed as Minister of Defence by president-elect Sebastián Piñera but Ravinet resigned on January 13, 2011 after suggesting that the Chilean armed forces might be reluctant to help during humanitarian crises if that forced them to provide information about their expenses.
Jaime Ravinet, in 2004
|Chilean Minister of Defence|
11 March 2010 – 13 January 2011
|Preceded by||Francisco Vidal|
|Succeeded by||Andrés Allamand|
29 September 2004 – 11 March 2006
|Preceded by||Michelle Bachelet|
|Succeeded by||Vivianne Blanlot|
|Minister for Housing, Urban Planning and National Property|
29 December 2000 – 29 September 2004
|Mayor of Santiago|
11 March 1990 – 6 December 2000
|Preceded by||Máximo Honorato|
|Succeeded by||Joaquín Lavín|
Jaime Nicolás Ravinet de la Fuente
17 October 1946
Santiago, Metropolitan Region, Chile
|Political party||Christian Democratic Party of Chile (1961-2010)|
|Education||University of Chile|
Johns Hopkins University
He was born into a middle-class family, the eldest son of engineer Alfredo Ravinet and Alicia de la Fuente Larenas, who was Ravinet's second wife. He was educated at Santiago College, San Ignacio College and finally the University of Chile, where he studied law. He married political scientist Ximena Lyon Parot in January 1974, and has three children - Raul, Ximena and Macarena.
- "Designación de Ravinet en Defensa centró el anuncio del gabinete de Piñera" (in Spanish). Radio Cooperativa. 10 February 2010. Retrieved 21 December 2011.
- "Chile's Pinera reshuffles cabinet, keeps Larrain". Reuters. 2011-01-14. Retrieved 21 December 2011.
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