“On behalf of the Senate and with the support of all parliamentary groups represented in the committees, I would like to read the following statement regarding the 50th anniversary of September 11, 1973.”
In this way, Juan Antonio Coloma, president of the Upper House, began to read the consensus text agreed upon by the corporation regarding the democratic breakdown.
It was not a formal agreement nor was there a vote on the document that did not include the concepts of “Coup” and “dictatorship”, also avoiding the clear reference to “Augusto Pinochet” and “Salvador Allende”. The text was read in a special session where there was a minute of silence “in memory of those who lost their lives or were victims” of the events of September 11, 1973 and each parliamentary committee had time to -engage in a reflection on the issue.
This Wednesday, Communist Party senators issued a statement “in response to the press interpretations of the session.”
“We have not signed any joint declaration with other committees of the Senate in the 50 years of the Coup d’état,” they said, noting that the text read by Coloma was a reflection for the table “with the approval of the committees .”
“There it was recognized that our country experienced a democratic collapse in 1973 as a result of the coup and the value of human rights was vindicated. H H. and democracy. This constitutes progress against the legitimization of the coup d’état carried out by the UDI and the Republican Party,” they added.
Likewise, they stated that the reflection made by the PC senators within the framework of this commemoration “is expressed in the intervention made by Senator Claudia Pascual, who criticizes the denialist attitude that prevails in the sectors of the right and extreme right, which relativizes violations of human rights.”
Pascual emphasized in his speech that “no mistake justifies a Coup d’état.”
“We communists are interested in not having a divided country, nor a country with wounds. Moving forward, building a future for everyone, means a commitment that will never be in Chile. Never more coups d’ état, never more violations of human rights like the ones we saw again during the social outbreak,” said the senator in the September 12 session.