Apr 19, 2022
In Book discussion
The triumph of Approve Dignidad, a name born from the previous political battle (the one that managed to set up the Constitutional Convention), bears inscribed the promise of change. The parties that led the post-Pinochet democratic transition were left out of the Iceland Phone Number List presidential race (although they resisted in the elections for deputies and senators). Boric, the left-wing candidate, swept 60% in the Metropolitan Region and, hand in hand with Izkia Siches, the young ex-president of the Medical Association, one of his best signings for the second round campaign, managed to Iceland Phone Number List improve his results in the regions and got almost 56% in the national election. In the first round, the center-left was overwhelmed from the left by Approve Dignidad (Broad Front and Communist Party) and the center-right Iceland Phone Number List was electorally shipwrecked after a second government of Sebastián Piñera that never found a course and ended up supporting, almost unconditionally, a candidate that vindicated Augusto Pinochet (with the exception of his human rights policy. But this does not mean that, as many international media headlined, the Iceland Phone Number List Chilean elections faced "two extremes." On the right flank, in effect, one can speak of a winger. It was the paradox of this election: Kast's "pinochetism" along with her conservative positions in the field of sexual rights, LGBTI demands or feminism appeared as more "transgressive" than Boric's program. That is why he called for the vote with Iceland Phone Number List the slogan "Dare": because today voting for him meant going against the current. It meant, in fact, demonstrating against the new common sense that was emerging in the heat of the feminist mobilizations and waves, of the movements against the pension fund administrators (AFP), for the recognition of indigenous Iceland Phone Number List peoples and in favor of the fight against climate change and the "sacrifice zones". In the case of Boric, despite being the candidate of an alliance to the left of the Concertación, his program is far from radical. It is, rather, the expression of a project of social justice of the social democratic type in a Iceland Phone Number List country where, despite advances in terms of fighting poverty, unacceptable forms of social inequality —and ethnic and class hierarchies— persist alongside the commodification of social life.