Wednesday, January 19

Gabriel Boric: how much weight will the Communist Party have in your government


  • Fernanda Paul
  • BBC News Mundo, Santiago de Chile

Gabriel Boric, during the speech after his victory.

Image source, Getty Images

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Gabriel Boric, during the speech after his victory by almost 12 points over José Antonio Kast.

It was one of the big questions during the presidential campaign and with the triumph of the leftist Gabriel Boric over the right-wing José Antonio Kast in Sunday’s ballot, it gains even more force: how much weight will the Communist Party (PC) have in the government that Boric will lead to as of March 11, 2022.

The return of communism -by Boric- and Pinochetism -of Kast- were constant ghosts in one of the most polarized conflicts that Chile has experienced since the return to democracy in 1990, evoking memories in part of the citizens. of what they were the Popular Unity of Salvador Allende and the coup led by Augusto Pinochet in 1973.

Those ghosts were behind the choice that many voters made.

Some of them argued this to BBC Mundo, who based their vote by stating that they did not want to “deliver Chile on a platter” to communism or, on the other hand, for “Pinochet fascism” to rule the country.


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