The senator of the Christian Democracy (DC), Iván Flores, referred to the possibility that his party breaches the administrative agreement for the presidency of Karol Cariola, of the Communist Party (PC), in the Lower House.
Asked about this situation on Radio Cooperativa, Flores pointed out that “it is a circumstantial issue, it has nothing to do with a political position as a party. What happens is that the Communist Party cannot ask for chicha and pork, it cannot win them all. In fact, it is, I think, the only party in Gob. that he is winning, because he wins when they criticize his own president and they win when he supports him in the things he serves”.
Along these lines, the former president of the Chamber of Deputies and Deputies in 2019 pointed out that “in politics there is a maxim that allows progress (…), which is compliance with the agreements. Here is an agreement for Karol Cariola to be president of the Chamber of Deputies for the second year along with two more people as vice presidents. (But) the agreements have to be fulfilled as long as there is no tension or changes in the political scene that make these agreements have to be revised, which is exactly what is happening today.”
Regarding the lawsuits against the former director of the INDH and DC militant, Sergio Micco, for alleged cover-ups of crimes against humanity, Flores defended the conditioning and said that “here there has been no unjustified shift of the deputies of the bench (DC) of the Chamber. What has happened is that the Communist Party is part of an unjust action, clearly, against an emblematic figure of ours, who is Sergio Micco”, he lambasted.
On the other hand, it is worth remembering the resignation of senators Ximena Rincón and Matías Walker, who announced their resignation from the DC last Thursday, after 40 and 29 years of militancy, respectively.
Regarding the possible crisis of the community, Flores commented that “in the DC we are a center-left party and many believe that we are (really) a center-left party: we are neither center nor left, we are center-left. We are progressive with moderation, with respect in the use of democracy and all the instruments that are necessary for it”.
“It hurt me a lot that Ximena Rinción and Matías Walker, but also Claudio Orrego, Patricio Vallespín -who is a lifelong progressive- have made the decision to leave because the DC did not represent them. Those of us who remain have the task of seeing if we are capable of recovering that fraternal spirit and the position within the political spectrum that allows us to stand up clearly in front of the citizenry”, sentenced the parliamentarian for the Los Ríos Region.
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