The crazy compass of Chilean politics

The current political confusion of direction became clear with the failure of the DC-PC agreement for the Presidency of the Chamber of Deputies.

The lurking crisis of mistrust had been hinted at since the failed presidential nominees of 2017, fermenting and maturing in the Constituent Assembly as the people rejected the proposed new constitution by 62 percent.

The failure of the Constituent Assembly shook the political compass. Two new parties emerged: the Yellow Party and the Democratic Party. The DC bleeds and bleeds to death. In the parties we blame ourselves, resigned, while the non-militant country claims that it cannot find a solution to the growing economic and social crisis.

In the recent general election, confusion was caused by the breach of the DC-PC pact and the right’s illusory electoral alliance with a populist party that failed to live up to its vows, and government intervention. Public symptoms showed poorly constituted trusts. Obviously, with the pact with the so-called People’s Party to chair the House of Representatives, the right wing has shown that it has even lost the expertise of tactical alliances.

Added to this certificate of good conduct is the disparagement of civic pedagogy, that it is up to us politicians to fulfill our obligations.

The DC justifies its non-compliance with aggression against the Christian Democratic director of the Human Rights Institute, Sergio Micco.

Didn’t the DC know that these communist opinions had been cultivated since the “explosion,” that is, 2 years before they committed to electing a communist MP to the presidency? DC and PC disagreed on human rights and lack of condemnation of violence two years before signing the deal. They clashed over the Constituent Assembly, but the DC assured that he would vote for the PC for President.

It was understandable that they signed agreements, because agreements are made by compromises with those who have differences, but they are not broken by arguing in surprise about those differences.

And it was fresh that the CP sought Christian Democrat votes by indulging in harsh disqualifications from 2019 until the 2022 election date.

We move like the sailboats I use to accompany this text, which I drew as a warning in front of the small castle that can be seen from the presidential resting place in Viña del Mar.

We need to better examine what has happened in Chile since the “eruption” of the people in 2019, who demanded changes by voting in favor of a new constitution by 78% in 2021 and by a landslide vote of 62% in 2022, rejecting the work of Chile that failed democratically elected Constituent Convention. So the spectacle of the House of Representatives is a symptomatic consequence of something deeper.

The CP did not sign the 2019 agreement for a new constitution. She rejected it in the same way she isolated herself in 1988, calling not to register to vote no to Pinochet until those of us who were militants forced the leadership to join. In 2021 the PC ruefully joined the CC and warned that they were “surrounding” the Convention; for months they justified the violence in the streets by disqualifying the DC and the Concertación. If this was already the order of the day, can the DC be surprised by the derogatory insults, lawsuits, unjust and disproportionate accusations that the PC is making against its militant Sergio Micco? And isn’t it at least confusing that the PC is asking the DC for votes for the presidency of the House of Representatives while accusing Micco of covering up crimes against humanity and human rights abuses as director of the Human Rights Institute?

The DC and PC knew who’s who when they made their political pact, so breaking the pact is just as confusing or more confusing than signing it.

Trapped in their own forest, the DC leadership sanctioned Fuad Chahin, their only DC fighter elected to the CC, along with 62% of the country for voting “reject.” While others withdrew from the party, he stayed. Now he’s had enough and is stepping out of the party of his life.

Adding madness to the compass, President Boric’s government announced in a hopeful speech its pension project, which rose from 26% to 33% approval in his 8 months in government, but instead of changing the communications agenda, he awkwardly jumped into it fighting in the Chamber of Deputies and saying every day to stay out of it.

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