This Monday, September 11, marks the 50th anniversary of the coup d’état led by General Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990), a date that in the past has been marked by tensions and cross recriminations between the government and the opposition. , which ultimately led to the two blocs not being able to agree on a joint declaration about the milestone and the right to withdraw from the event called La Moneda in the Plaza de la Constitución.
In this sense, the Independent Democratic Union (UDI) released a public statement on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Coup d’état, prepared by the leadership of the party led by Senator Javier Macaya and Máximo Pavez, lawyer and former undersecretary . general of the Presidency during the second government of Sebastián Piñera.
Among the eight points that the UDI decided to emphasize for the 50th anniversary of the Coup d’état, the most controversial are the five that say “between 1970 and 1973 a social, political and institutional collapse what happened where September 11th happened. something that was inevitable.”
“The events of September 11, 1973 marked and will continue to decisively mark the history of Chile. It requires a deep and permanent reflection on its causes, its meaning and its political consequences for Chile,” the text reads.
In addition, the document prepared by the UDI blamed the Popular Unity government led by Salvador Allende for provoking and paving the way for the democratic collapse of 1973.
“The collapse of the institution has a direct causal antecedent the extreme situation experienced in Chile, marked by hatred, the legitimacy of violence as a means of political action and the extreme polarization caused by a sector of not in Chile,” they argued.
In the same line, they continued that “the government of Popular Unity agreed to the destruction of democracy, promoting a confrontation with the Comptroller General of the Republic, the Supreme Court and the National Congress, to impose its political project.”
Finally, the declaration concluded by reaffirming the commitment of the party led by Macaya with “Republic, in the broadest and deepest sense: respect for the institution, democratic understanding, condemnation of violence, protection of freedoms and fundamental rights. “We are saddened that the government has frustrated the desire of the majority for a celebration of unity, with reflection and democratic respect for incompatible visions.”