Jose Antonio Cast He is in his second appointment to lead Chile This time he is one step away from La Moneta. A The latest survey reveals a “technical tie” It throws up serious chances of beating you up Gabriel Borick The second round is on Sunday, December 19th.
His rivals, the press – mostly international – and even thousands of people invited him Closet As an extreme right-wing politician, he has denied it on several occasions. He never hid the extreme defense of the dictatorship Augusto Pinochet (1974-1990).
“There is a difference between what is happening in Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua. I think it fully reflects what happened in Nicaragua. That did not happen in Chile (with Pinochet): Democratic elections were held Political opponents are not suppressed. It makes a fundamental difference, ”he said before winning the first round last month.
In a press conference with foreign media, he said, “There is no point in comparing what is happening in the dictatorship of Cuba, where they have been under dictatorship for more than 70 years, not with the drug dictatorship of Venezuela. The dictatorship of Ordega in Nicaragua (Daniel).”
“Castin’s candidacy is no doubt a Pinochetist;” Said Mariana Ordils, Master of Political Science at the University of Chile. “She is a candidate who represents the far right,” said Danila Campos, a political scientist at the same research center.
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“He is a liberator of the image of phenochetism. “He has a very right-wing political agenda, yet he softens it on the ballot.”
In fact Cast made changes to his government plan In a bitterly undecided dispute that could lead to a change in the presidential election, the Center is seeking to capture votes.
Ardles, a professor at the University of Chile, pointed out that “in his original plan he proposed to close down some organizations, such as INDH (National Institute for Human Rights).”
“In addition, it maintains in its plan to create a constitutional exception to the rule that the police have the power to arrest and detain people other than police stations or police stations,” he added.
Likewise, the Artels recalled it “In the 88th referendum he campaigned for Pinochet. He campaigned that yes, Pinochet should continue to rule for many more years; He has preserved his heritage.
In addition, Closet He stressed with his proposal that those who were punished for their actions during the dictatorship should be pardoned. “No one deserves to die in prison,” he was quoted as saying by Biopio.
“You know me, I have never changed. I have always argued that no one deserves to die in prison. It’s a permanent, humane apology to any prisoner in Chile. “ Postont of the Christian Community Front said.
His statement was in response to the words of a defense lawyer for large sections of the military who had been detained for human rights abuses during the dictatorship, revealing that Raul Mesa had met some prisoners from presidential candidate Punta Peuco.
This is a prison where there are numerous human rights violations committed during the war Pinochet. “He wants to pardon those who torture the imprisoned dictatorship and those with infinite punishments,” Campos lamented.
What does this candidacy for Chile mean?
According to Campos, “this is neophobicism” it seeks to improve its political heritage, including the economic model of the Chicago Boys. In fact, own Closet Jose Pinera, the creator and minister of the AFPs, announced his intention to take over Pinochet.
“For Chile, his candidacy represents a setback in progress in terms of freedom and social rights,” he said. The Articles insisted.
In that sense, it is possible Campos did not get that much support Boric, Especially at the foreign level. Meanwhile, more than 80 European politicians, academics and intellectuals backed the former left-wing student leader in a public statement this Thursday.
Figures such as Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, former head of the Spanish government; Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo; And Thomas Pigetti, economist and professor Teamed up with Michelle Bachelet, A former Chilean president who holds a high position at the United Nations, supported him Boric.
“The world has realized the danger of this candidacy and the progress it can make not only in Chile but also in the region. Democracy must stop, it’s an intrusion on us women and anti-sexists, “Campos said.