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Boric: "If democracy does not solve problems, people become disenchanted"

2022-09-30T21:54:20.155Z

The President of Chile assures, in an interview with the director of EL PAÍS, Pepa Bueno, that "the rejection of the new Constitution gives an opportunity" to reconnect with society



The Chilean president, Gabriel Boric, has made a commitment this Friday to seek "incessantly balances" when governing.

"If democracy doesn't solve problems, people become disenchanted," Boric assured during a conversation with the director of EL PAÍS, Pepa Bueno, at the forum 'The social challenge of Latin America.

Reforms, rights and social dialogue in Chile and Latin America', promoted by EL PAÍS and the Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI), with the collaboration of PRISA Media and Ibero Americana Radio Chile.

Gabriel Boric and Pepa Bueno during the conversation.

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Boric has served six months in power and comes to this appointment after the recent rejection in the constitutional referendum held on September 4, which precipitated a change in his Cabinet.

The president has admitted that he would have liked a positive result in the vote, but he is convinced that “there will be a new Constitution.

The rejection of the new Constitution gives us an opportunity and for this we must reconnect with the people", insisted Boric, who has made self-criticism about the role of progressive forces in this process: "The left cannot give promises of worlds for to come".

Asked by the director of EL PAÍS about the presence of figures from the left who had previously participated in politics, Boric defended the work of those who preceded him: “The world does not part with us.

The idea that it is possible to take the sky by storm is nice for poetry, but when it comes to governing you have to take charge of the story behind you.

Generational dialogue is very important to me.”

As a result of the reference to the assault of the skies, Pepa Bueno has asked the Chilean president who he feels closest to, Pablo Iglesias or Íñigo Errejón, founders of Podemos and with whom Boric maintains a good relationship.

Boric, laughing, has not wanted to position himself, but has launched a message of support for Vice President Yolanda Díaz.

“I have no doubt that Pablo and Íñigo will be able to find each other behind Yolanda Díaz.”

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