He is the face and symbol of political renewal in Chile. Left-wing candidate Gabriel Boric won the second round of the presidential election on Sunday, December 19, ahead of his far-right rival, Jose Antonio Coste.
Almost according to the final official results, Mr. Borick received 55.87% of the vote, while his rival received 44.13%. Turnout exceeded 55%, culminating in 2012 when voting was no longer mandatory. The Left Alliance, of which the Communist Party is a member, has won this unprecedented battle since returning to power. In 1990, there was democracy between the two candidates. Opposed social projects.
“There will be more social rights but we will do so when we are financially responsible”, The 35-year-old president-elect, told a crowd of tens of thousands who came to hear him after his big victory.
Outgoing President Sebastian Pinera, who is facing a major social movement at the end of 2019, congratulated the newly elected head of state on March 11 in a video debate.
“History has taught us that if we are divided into fratricidal wars, things will always end badly. Chile hopes for good government for Chile and Chile (…) ”, M. Pinera said.
Scenes of joy on the streets of the country
Before him, Jose Antonio Cost conceded defeat. “I talked to @gabrielboric and congratulated him on his great success. He is the elected President of Chile today and deserves our respect and our constructive cooperation. Chile has always been number one, He wrote on his Twitter account. M. Cost, candidate d “Order, Justice and Security”, Came first in 1There is Return by enchanting Santiago’s elite neighborhoods and the working class outside the capital (27.9% vs. 25.8%).
This admirer of Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship, backed by the entire Chilean right, declared that he could not accept the election result if the defeat was less than 50,000 votes between the two candidates. In the end, one million votes separates the two rivals (4.6 against 3.6).
Like many cities in Chile, the streets of Santiago erupted in joy at the news of Gabriel’s victory. The party lasted through the night, fearing that a certain type of “phenochetism” would return.
“This is a struggle that has lasted for many years from our parents and grandparents, and we continue to fight against everything if cast in Chile.”, Mr. on the streets of Santiago. Danila, a 27-year-old maid who celebrates Borik victory, said. “It simply came to our notice then. I have faith in him and I believe in what he says. “.
“I cry with joy. We have defeated fascism, it’s like a birth. I’m going home, I’m going to hug my kids and drink beer.”Jenny Enriquez, 45, is a pharmacist.
“I want you and the people to know that I will do everything I can to face this terrible challenge and that our country will be better when we are united.”, Mr. Borick, he promised to be “President of all Chileans”.
Welfare State Plan
Gabriel Borick succeeded in his welfare state program, a major change in the country that is considered the laboratory of liberalism in Latin America, with the middle to upper middle class around him, mainly mobilized in Santiago.
This deputy, elected since 2014, presents himself as the political heir to the 2019 movement for greater social justice in the most unequal country of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The 35-year-old, the minimum age for running, was not expected in the final run a few months ago when the former leader of a student movement in 2011.
“It is possible to make Chile more humane, dignified and equal.”, He said after voting in his hometown of Punta Arenas, south, in the Magellan Strait.
In a country ruled by the center right and left center since the end of the dictatorship 31 years ago, Gabriel Borick wants to promote a major tax reform to involve the rich in his plan for better access to health, education and development. A new pension system, now completely personal.
From Cuba to Argentina, through Mexico, Nicaragua, Venezuela and Peru, the left-wing governments of Latin America, Mr. Have expressed their satisfaction with the victory of the war. Polls show that former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (Labor, left) won the 2022 presidential election in a possible battle with far-right President Jair Bolzano. “Congratulations on the new victory of a democratic and progressive candidate in our Latin America to create a better future for all.”.
Jean-Luc Mன்சlenchon, leader of the rebel French (LFI), praised Sunday evening on Twitter, A “Long live Chile’s new President Borik” Chile’s left-wing candidate wins.
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