Chile celebrates most polarized elections in recent years

WorldChile celebrates most polarized elections in recent years

  • According to the polls, the young leader of the Broad Front-Communist Party coalition, Gabriel Borik, will go to the second round.

  • Potential opponents would probably be Jose Antonio Cast, from the extreme right, or Sebastian Sichel, from the middle right.

Chileans go to elections with the feeling that the ground is shaking under their feet. These setbacks are not tantric but political. NS first round Of the seven candidates, he will decide on the second place on December 13. Elections Are Sure Young Left Will Achieve It Gabriel Borik, which leads a coalition between the Broad Front and the Communist Party. If there are no last-minute surprises during the investigation – a change in the upper bound of undecided – the leftist leader’s opponent will Jose Antonio Casto (far right) or Sebastian Sichel (Chilean Vamos Mas, middle right).

The difference is not small. a ‘vote’ The polarization between Borík and Cast will deepen, unknown to generations who did not live in Chilean Chile. popular unity (1970–73), with unsuccessful experience of a peaceful path to socialism, or 1988 referendum who stifled the dictator’s ambitions of perpetuity Augusto Pinochet, To succeed, Boric would have no choice but to reach a programmatic agreement with the centre-left’s parties, under the name of Democratic Concert, administered the country without interruption between 1990 and 2010 and has a Christian Democratic senator as his standard bearer this Sunday yasna provoste,

Election Will partially renew a Congress Which may also represent a turning point in the institutional history of this country. may correspond to the relations of forces present in its structure constituent Assembly That it should draft the new Magna Carta without the veto power of authority, or be responsible for a new reality that would overlap with the work of the convention for a few months.

incomplete explosion

In a sense, this Sunday’s election is the most obvious result of the social outbreak of November 2019. Above all, the protests had a strong outcome. rejection of the nobility and traditional estates. Borik and Kast Express met ideological audiences, the sentiment that spread through the streets. According Robert Funk, from the University of Chile, The 2019 episode and COVID-19 both configure a very different picture from previous elections. ,Social Outbreak Never Ended, He calmed down as the pandemic broke out, but we stand by his reasoning.”

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Even economic recovery, due to the rise in the international price of copper, has not modified these conditions. In this context, the election and the Constituent Assembly have influenced each other. And that is why during the election campaign there have been many discussions about the system arising from the Magna Carta: parliamentary or presidential a new type. The defamation of the activities of the assembly is so great in social networks that a hate speech observatory One who measures insults and ‘fake news One of the most radical spheres of authority.

other stress

But it is not just the streets of big cities where there is a sense of disturbance. President Sebastian Pinera has militarized the La Araucanía region, 720 km south of Santiago. In view of the situation of protest, the government is considering to extend the status of exception till November 26. Mapuche Native Community that, over the years, has claimed land that it considers ancestral and is in the possession of landowners and forestry companies. About 2.2 million people consider themselves to be related to the native peoples. 79.8% of them said they belonged to the nation of Mapuche, a member of which is academia Alyssa Loncon, Head of the Constituent Assembly,

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“The political elite, absorbed in its electoral bubble, keeps its competition by promising global reforms or miraculous solutions to the state or market, which the reality of the country strongly denies. The greatest risk today is that of incubated violence, both in La Araucania Like the rest of our cities, I created artificial images of threatened populations, whether migrants or Mapuche, provoke irrational xenophobia Or justify the limits of citizens’ civil liberties”, warned the portal ‘El Mostrador’. One part of Chile is radical. The other is absent. Pinera won the election with less than 50% voter participation. The legitimacy of the future president is this. Depends on how much that equation changes.

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