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Chile's president-elect appoints a half-female Cabinet.

Published February 1, 2006 12:00PM (EST)

What a novel idea! Chile's president-elect, Michelle Bachelet, announced on Monday that as promised, her Cabinet would be made up of 10 men and 10 women.

Bachelet, a former pediatrician, will also create two new ministries -- one for the environment and one for public security.

By Rebecca Traister

Rebecca Traister writes for Salon. She is the author of "Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women" (Free Press). Follow @rtraister on Twitter.

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