“We are facing the most left-wing government since the return of democracy, perhaps facing the most right-wing, the most daring right, since the return of democracy, to discuss the most divisive issue, which further separates the Chilean society. in recent history. It is not an easy challenge in any scenario and the conditions are not good to create that great agreement,” reflected Cristóbal Bellolio, political analyst and academic at the School of Government of Adolfo Ibáñez University, on the occasion of the celebration of 50 years of the Coup d’état that overthrew Salvador Allende.
And despite the efforts of President Boric to unite all political forces in the joint declaration of “Never Again”, the parties of the right, gathered in Chile Vamos and the Republican Party, avoided joining between in the breaks. Government.
In the new chapter of To the Bread Loaf Along with Mirna Schindler, Cristóbal Bellolio pointed out that for him the original strategy of the ruling party has “a small leg in memory and a small leg in the future.” In his opinion, Patricio Fernández has the role of, on the one hand, to remember the victims of human rights violations and the horrors of the dictatorship, but also to make efforts for the future.
After the departure of Fernandez, Bellolio assured, “the right begins to recognize that we are left only with the memory and that resents the possibility of such an agreement rather than the future, because the right feels that in the end, when the “President tried to go back to the future, it’s too late.”
According to the academician of the UAI, to say that what happened on September 11, 1973 is unacceptable for democratic logic, “it is not necessary to glorify the figure of Allende, it is not necessary to say that he is a great statesman, and this is not should inflate his figure to say that you do not resort to violence to end a constitutional government.
In this sense, the analyst maintains that “the right felt that the ruling party tried to combine Never Again with the elevation of Allende’s image, and there they went to touch the ear of the historical memory of the right.” And the truth is that, “if the goal is to reach the call of those on the other side of the sidewalk, it’s not strategically the best thing the government can do,” Bellolio said.
Regarding the situation of the right, Cristóbal Bellolio emphasized that the RN and the UDI “are parties that were born in a way to confirm the work” of Pinochet, while Chile Vamos “is a right that now worries the right side ” in the emergence of the Republican Party.
“The Macaya and the Chahuán will be more concerned about covering their feet” to prevent the rise of the Republicans, Bellolio emphasized, pointing out that for the traditional right, “it is not a good idea to unite with this unforgivable right” like that of the republicans.
Asked how he sees what is happening in the Constitutional Council, where there is a majority of Republicans and Chile Let’s try to be a “bridge” between the followers of José Antonio Kast and the ruling party, Cristóbal Bellolio sees it in a you bad way. “Like the movie ‘What Happened Last Night Part 2’, we are on fire,” he explained. In his opinion, in the Constitutional Council, “the same mistakes as the Convention are made: maximalism and it’s partisan.”