Gabriel Boric, current deputy and candidate of Approve Dignity, wants to be the next president of Chile and advance his country with a basic principle: social justice.
If he is the winner in the ballot that will face Jos Antonio Kast tomorrow, Gabriel Boric would become the youngest president in the history of the neighboring country, since the former student leader he is only 35 years old.
The plan that Gabriel Boric has for Chile is clear: leave behind the neoliberal economic model imposed during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet and that remains to this day without major changes.
If Chile was the cradle of neoliberalism in Latin America, it will also be its grave.
Among its main proposals is that of replace the current private system of individually funded pensions by a public one that does not profit from the savings of Chilean men and women.
In addition, Boric proposes to forgive Chile’s student debts, reduce working hours and create a National Development Bank. Due to its firm aim to combat inequality, it gained the endorsement of multiple international artists and intellectuals.
If elected, Boric also has planned carry out a tax reform to tax the richest people and mining companies. However, it lowered its collection expectations from 8% to 5% of GDP in four years.
In other words, the leftist candidate wants to lead Chile towards a Welfare State similar to that of European countries, with an environmentalist, regionalist and feminist profile, but without scaring the markets.
The critics of Gabriel Boric His youth and his presumed lack of experience outside of politics spit out at him, while fueling fears that communism could rule Chile, despite the fact that it gave numerous signs of moderation.
Nevertheless, there were two moments when Boric was peppered with controversy. One of them was for having met in 2018 with Pedro Salamanca, convicted of the murder of former conservative senator Jaime Guzmn, a meeting for which Boric apologized.
When I am wrong, I am able to correct and ask for forgiveness.
In addition, years ago Boric was reported for harassment, something for which he also apologized. However, Kast did not miss a chance to remember it as many times as he could. So much so that the complainant woman repudiated the exploitation of her case by the far-right candidate.