The official candidate for the presidency of Chile, Sebastián Sichel, added a new scandal that threatens to make him fall even more in the polls. A journalistic investigation revealed that his first candidacy for deputy, in 2009, would have been partially financed with contributions from fishing companies.
Most of these funds, according to the press of Chile, appeared as tickets of fees for alleged services. Among the people who issued these documents is Sichel’s campaign coordinator, Cristóbal Acevedo, who was also at the time accompanying the current candidate for the presidency of the trans-Andean country.
The joint report between CNN Chile and Chilevisión explained that This is an ?? irregular procedure used in many campaigns that allowed money to be delivered outside the limits set by the Electoral Service ??.
Sichel defended himself
The candidate by the pro-government right for the presidency of Chile he ignored the facts. Sichel claimed that he had no knowledge of what happened and that his campaign coordinator was the one who had to clarify the allegations.
The aspiring head of state described the investigation as an “orchestrated political operation.” Last night, at the last minute, Sichel published a video with which he confirmed this last hypothesis.
They will want to lower you. They are going to invent things for you. They are going to mess with your family. They are going to carry out a political operation against you. You know why? Because they know you can beat them. But always have something in the gutter: what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger?
The general coordinator of Sichel’s campaign resigned from his post. ?? I am not going to lend myself to be part of a political ruse that seeks to damage Sichel’s candidacy. I deeply regret that the honor of the people is used for electoral purposes?
Acevedo rejected the accusations of the journalistic investigation and announced that he will initiate legal actions. ?? In the next few days I will initiate civil and criminal legal actions against those who are responsible. I hope to contribute with this -at least in a marginal way- to stop the serious degradation that national politics is suffering ??, he sentenced.