Chamber of Deputies and Senate of Chile Approved for the third time the extension of the state of emergency in the regions of La Araucania and Biobios, the scene in the final weeks of the confrontation with the security forces.
Thus, the remedy Complying with the request of the Government of Chile, starting this Saturday, it will be extended for a further fifteen days, which called for an extension of the state of emergency to enhance its security capabilities by ensuring the presence of the military in the provinces of Malleco and Cotin – in La Araucania – and Arauco – in Biobio.
The vote in the Chamber of Deputies closed with 80 votes in favour, 53 against and six votes against; whereas 16 in the upper house. there was a tie, which later broke down in a second vote, where support was retained but there was an abstinence and one senator did not cast his vote, the Chilean newspaper reported. ‘Third’.
emergency situation It was launched on 12 October and after the first fifteen days, Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera independently extended the measure, But once that first expansion was completed, he had to go to Parliament to enlarge it.
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“This state of emergency is not against any specific person, It’s against exactly those things that bother and hurt Chile Deep in all areas of the country: organized crime, use of weapons, drugs, drug trafficking, theft of vehicles and wood,” Interior Minister Rodrigo Delgado said before the lawmakers.
for its part, Defense Minister Baldo Procurica defended that the Chilean government “wants to establish peace”. And he stressed his obligation to “protect the families” in the area “permanently attacked by those who, today, with firearms, attack the police and military.” “
vote against borik
voting in the House of Representatives It was held only three days after the presidential election in Chile., whose results saw Broad Front representative Gabriel Boric and Republican Jose Antonio Casta advance to the second round.
Thus, Boric voted against extending the state of emergency to the region, given that The government came out to criticize that the presidential candidate appears in the morning “meeting with the victims of the violence”. But he doesn’t go a step further when his speech “must be converted into concrete actions”.
“When that discourse has to be turned into concrete actions, it is ultimately just a discourse” Because today they voted against the victims,” the chief of staff mourned.
for its part, Borik declined to elaborate on the extent to which “it is not possible to continue with the same recipes that have deepened the violence.” And he reiterated his “respect” for the victims of violence and crime.
“The solution is no more violence, The solution is to reorganize the police, to prosecute the perpetrators of crime and to keep those who commit crimes where they are.‘Behind bars,’ said the Chilean presidential candidate.
(with information from Europa Press)