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    Next November Presidential Elections in Chile

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    Post  Kiko Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:52 pm

    Primaries in Chile: Gabriel Boric won on the left and Sebastián Sichel on the right, by Argentinian journalist Juan Carlos Ramírez Figueroa for Página 12 outlet. 19.07.2021.

    The favorites lost, the communist Jadue and the Pinochetist Lavín.

    Presidential candidatures were defined for November 21. ” If Chile was the cradle of neoliberalism, it will also be its grave, " said Boric, one of the masterminds of the constituent agreement and one of the surprises of the day.

    From Santiago: Surprising were the results of the primaries in Chile, which officially open the way to the presidential elections on November 21. Gabriel Boric (Social Convergence-Broad Front) beat Daniel Jadue (Communist Party) by 60.24% against 39.76% with 94.5% of the polling stations. Despite the fact that the latter, for two years he led all the polls, the last being the Criteria of June where he came to score 18% over the right-wing Joaquín Lavín with 13%. For the right grouped in “Chile Vamos” the same thing happened: Lavín was defeated by the former minister of Social Development, Sebastián Sichel with 48.96% against 31.49%.

    Although it cannot be assured in this new scenario that the new president of Chile will come from here, since the center-left that ruled the country during much of the return to Democracy —DC, PPD and PS— still does not officially define a single candidate, the name of current president of the senate Yasna Provoste (DC) sounds strong. And there are also cards with relative drag in more radical right-wing nuclei such as José Antonio Kast (Republican Party) that could unbalance the balance.

    The constituent process

    Main thing is that the new president of Chile will be the one that will seal the Constituent process, all in the midst of a massive lockdown ending on Monday, Santiago and most of the country will go through “phase 3” that will allow the free movement and the opening of commercial premises weekend— a long weekend that began on Friday and a Constitutional Convention that drafted the new constitution that will replace the 1980s already installed.

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    Post  Kiko Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:46 pm

    Chile experiences a generational change after primary elections

    Chile closed a historic presidential primary, with important signs of generational and political renewal, such as the result obtained by congressman Gabriel Boric, elected standard-bearer of the Leftist pact Apruebo Dignidad.

    In this regard," we are at the beginning of a great change, " he said.

    In this sense, "the period of democratic transition that began in the nineties with the end of the military government, in which elements of the old regime coexisted with elements of the new, is now closing," he said.

    For his part, "we are witnessing a diffusion of political representations, given that the left has several components, not only in political and programmatic terms, but also in age, " he said. In this sense, "the group that Gabriel Boric represents is a new, post-Cold War left," he said. Likewise," it incorporates elements of the XXI Century, such as the priority to ecological issues, which leads to new political, economic and cultural practices", Gaspar concluded.

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    Post  kvs Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:48 pm

    One has to hope that this left is not like the fake left in the UK and USA.

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    Post  Kiko Sat Jul 31, 2021 2:00 am

    Chilean presidential candidate Boric was attacked in an activity in favor of the imprisoned demonstrators, 30.7.2021.

    SANTIAGO (Sputnik) - Chilean congressman and presidential candidate Gabriel Boric (left) was insulted and assaulted inside Santiago 1 prison when he tried to participate in an activity on behalf of protesters detained during the protests of the social explosion.

    "The candidate was in module 12 of the prison where the prisoners of the social revolt are, who rebuked him and even one person assaulted him with fist blows in the face," the president of the National Association of Prison Officials, Patricio Baquedano, told radio Biobío.

    The candidate had to leave the place and abroad was insulted by the relatives of the detainees, who accused him of passing laws in Congress that tightened the measures of repression against the demonstrators during the social explosion.

    For his part, Boric asked that the people who assaulted him not be punished.

    "In the face of the aggressions we receive, we have asked the authorities not to institute any type of sanction, because what is being experienced today in the Santiago 1 prison as in other prisons in the country is already serious and unfair enough," the candidate said through a video uploaded to his social networks.

    The deputy detailed that the attack occurred when he went to prison with other parliamentarians to an activity in favor of the demonstrators arrested during the protests of the social explosion, when a group of them confronted him and assaulted him.

    Boric explained that the aggression was not serious and assured that he will continue " to work with his head held high for truth, justice, reparation, pardon of political prisoners and for dignified and humane conditions in all prisons in Chile."

    The prisoners of the revolt, called "political prisoners" by those who are in favor of anti-government demonstrations, are a group of people accused of crimes committed in the framework of the citizen demonstrations of social explosion (October 2019-March 2020), and whose exact number is not yet clear.

    Boric is a militant of the leftist party Social Convergence, which belongs to the Broad Front coalition, and after winning the primary election of July 18 is the presidential candidate of the pact Aprobo Dignidad, which brings together the Broad Front, the Communist Party, the Equality Party and the Social Green Regionalist Front.

    Presidential elections will be held on November 21, with the possibility of a second round on December 19.

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    Post  Kiko Tue Aug 24, 2021 3:37 pm

    Dispersion, alliances and ruptures: the 'fight' for the presidency of Chile starts with nine registered candidates, 24/08/2021.

    Leftist Gabriel Boric and the conservative Sebastián Sichel lead the polls for elections in which the successor of Sebastián Piñera will be decided.

    The Electoral Service of Chile (Servel) confirmed that nine candidates will participate in the presidential elections to be held on November 21 to define the successor of Sebastián Piñera and in which 27 senators, 155 deputies and 302 regional councilors will also be elected.

    At midnight on Monday, when the deadline for registration expired, the unknowns that still existed about some candidatures were finished, in particular those of the independent candidates, who had to gather until the last moment the 33,000 sponsorships (signatures) they needed to be able to formalize their registration.

    In the balance of the officialization of the presidential candidates, it stands out that there is only one woman; that for the first time an indigenous Mapuche is running for president and that the left or progressivism is divided into four candidacies.

    Until yesterday, the only candidates registered were Gabriel Boric, of the leftist pact Apruebo Dignidad; and Sebastián Sichel, of the rightist Chile Podemos Más, since both were the winners of the primary elections that their respective alliances held on July 18.

    Throughout the day they were joined by the rest of the candidacies that were registered before Servel, either through coalitions, with the seal of parties or independently.

    The busy day ended months of negotiations, agreements and breaches that have faced every political force in the middle of the historical process that detonated in Chile from the massive protests of the end of 2019 and already included a plebiscite in October of last year, and the choice of 155 conventional in may, who are now drafting a new Constitution.

    This process demonstrated the exhaustion of traditional parties and opened the door to new leaderships and representations of traditionally marginalized groups, such as indigenous peoples.
    The next step is the presidential elections that will put an end to the weakened Piñera government, but the dispersion of candidacies is such that, beyond the scenarios anticipated by the polls, a clear favorite cannot yet be outlined.

    If on November 21 none of the candidates gets 50 % plus one of the votes, on December 19 there will be a second round between the two most voted.

    Surprises

    The panorama of the presidential elections in Chile is uncertain because it is preceded by the surprising results that there has been in all elections held in the country since the end of 2019, including internal candidates.

    For example, in the primaras of last July 18, the favorites were Daniel Jadue (Aprobo Dignidad) and Joaquín Lavín (Vamos Chile), who ended up losing to Boric and Sichel, respectively.

    Both advance as the candidates with the highest voting intention in all polls, but the scenario will change now that the other candidates are already confirmed.

    Boric, barely 34, is a leftist congressman with law studies who began his political career as a student leader until in 2011 he became president of the Student Federation of the University of Chile, replacing communist congresswoman Camila Vallejo.

    In 2014 he ran for the first time as a deputy and four years later renewed a bench from which he began to acquire national projection. In addition, he actively participated in the protests of 2019 and from there began to germinate his presidential candidacy.

    Sichel, for his part, is a 44-year-old lawyer who has managed to position himself as one of the faces of "renewal" of the right despite the fact that he was minister of Social Development in the discredited Piñera Government, a position he left in June last year to head the Banco del Estado for a semester.

    His public career dates back to 2009, when the Christian Democratic Party ran him as a candidate for congressman and lost the election. The same thing happened in 2014, but little by little he moved away from his political origins to get closer to Piñera, who first appointed him as vice president of the Corporation for the Promotion of Production and then as minister. Today, he's his candidate.

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    Post  Kiko Sun Sep 12, 2021 1:19 am

    Today, September 11th, marks the 48th anniversary of General Augusto Pinochet Ugarte's murderous military coup in Chile, whereby the legitimate, democratically elected President Salvador Allende Gossens was point-blank assassinated, later on claimed as 'suicide' by the putschists. This tragedy was years later white-washed by the US and the twin towers incident.
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    Post  Kiko Thu Oct 07, 2021 10:52 pm

    Chile: Piñera may be first president ousted by Pandora Papers, says Sputnik, by Francisco Bravo Atias for Sputnik. 07/10/2021.

    Although many believed it was possible for Chilean opposition parties to initiate constitutional impeachment proceedings against President Sebastián Piñera after being mentioned in the investigation known as the" Pandora Papers " on tax havens, no one expected it to happen so quickly.

    On Sunday, October 3, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) published the report, taking Chileans by surprise who did not know that their president would be one of the 35 world leaders cited in it.

    On October 4, opposition parliamentarians were talking in the halls about the possibility of an" impeachment " and some dared to reveal the idea to the media, but the idea still seemed very premature.

    However, on Tuesday, 5, a group of deputies formed by representatives of all opposition groups met for hours in a congress hall and together they decided to submit a request for the removal of Piñera. From the traditional left of the Communist Party to the conservative center-left of the Christian Democrats, they shook hands and took the step.

    The coordination of the opposition and the fact that the legislative and presidential elections are less than two months away are two factors that generate uncertainty on the political scene and that worry the government, whose lawyers have already begun to organize the defense before Congress to prevent Piñera from becoming the first president in the world to be ousted by the Pandora Papers scandal.

    Complex scenario

    In November 2019, a month after the social crisis of massive protests that put the Piñera government in check, the opposition filed a historic constitutional charge seeking to oust the president, which only happened in 1956, when the Chamber of deputies refused to oust then-President Carlos Ibañez (1952-1958).

    Piñera was accused of having political responsibility for the human rights violations committed by the Armed Forces in suppressing the demonstrations, but the initiative did not prosper because it did not find full support in the Christian Democratic Party (center-left).

    Now the Catholic party has aligned itself with the opposition, and if the entire sector voted in favor, it would add 83 votes in the Chamber of Deputies, more than the necessary 78. The worst thing for the president is that some deputies of his own coalition were not categorical in his defense, and some even criticized him.

    "It is difficult to believe that the president did not know about this business, in which all his direct relatives are involved," Camila Flores, a deputy of the National Renewal Party, in government, told local media Chilevisión. 

    "Enough of being a passive accomplice to your business," Deputy Cristián Labbé, of the also ruling Independent Democratic Union, told CNN Chile.

    Piñera's hopes are concentrated in the Senate, the body charged with ratifying or rejecting the House's decision. The initiative needs 29 votes out of 43 to pass, and the opposition has only 24 seats. But some pro-government senators also lagged behind their leader. Manuel Ossandón, senator for the Renovación Nacional, said at a press conference:"I vote in conscience, and if I have to vote in favor because my conscience says that sin was committed there, I will do it and my hand will not tremble".

    Claudia Mix is one of the promoters of both this complaint and that of 2019. In conversation with the Sputnik agency, she explained that the reason for filing the impeachment is that “Chile does not have a repeal referendum or any instrument of direct democracy for citizens to supervise the president of the Republic, turning the constitutional accusation into the main formula of control”.

    "There are those who say not to make these denunciations because if they are rejected, the figure of the president can come out even more strengthened. I think that's a myth. In addition, we have the obligation and duty in the face of such serious facts, as the courts and the prosecutor's Office follow the criminal side,” she said.

    The legislator stressed that the president's version that he did not know about his business in tax havens is implausible. "No one can believe that Piñera did not talk about it with his children or with his best friend for five years. Neither parliamentarians nor citizens are dumb, the head of government is lying to us, becoming perhaps the worst president Chile has ever had," she said.

    The Pandora Papers showed that in 2010, during the exercise of his first term (2010-2014), Piñera companies sold the property of one of the most important and ambitious mining projects of recent times in the country, Minera Dominga, in a transaction carried out in the territory of the British Virgin Islands, a tax haven.

    The President's companies, run by his sons, sold their share of the project to Carlos Délano, one of the country's most important entrepreneurs and the president's best friend in a 152 million deal. The investigation revealed that one of the conditions for the realization of the operation was that the land where the enterprise is not to be declared a natural reserve, a decision that depends on the President of the Republic himself and has not happened to date.

    In defense, Piñera says he never knew about the deals his companies were doing because when he took his first term (2010-2014) he handed them over to a "blind trust", that is, in which the beneficiaries are unaware of their investments.

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