Radical Party announces its support for Gabriel Boric in the second presidential round


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In the run-up to the second presidential round, the Radical Party confirmed its support “unanimously” to the presidential candidate of I Approve Dignity, Gabriel Boric.

“The Radical Party and its party body have given a clear show of support to Gabriel Boric. We hope that the work of the radicals in Chile will allow Gabriel to overcome the Pinochet candidate “, said the deputy Alexis Sepúlveda, a member of the PR, through a video broadcast on social networks.

After the defeat of the candidate Yasna Provoste During the first round, “the National Directive of the community, together with the regional presidents, elected parliamentarians and union and social leaders of the party (…) resolved to give the institutional support of the radicalism to Gabriel Boric”, indicated the directive of the PR .

During the night of this Tuesday, the radicals received the resignation of his helmsman, Carlos Maldonado, who ran as a candidate for La Moneda during the presidential primaries in July. “We appreciate and value your effort and commitment with a radical look at the most complex moments that the country has experienced in recent decades. Their contribution continues to be fundamental for the challenges that come ”, indicated the directive of the PR.

To this announcement, the tension of the rest of the parties of the current opposition is added in the middle of their definitions for the ballot.

Such was the case of the meeting held by Carmen Frei – DC’s shareholder – with Gabriel Boric this Tuesday, when Frei expressed his support for the candidate of Approve Dignity for the second round. The meeting generated various criticisms within the Christian Democratic Party.

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On the other hand, the PPD saw the former senator leave Eugenio Tuma, who submitted his resignation after the national leadership of his party indicated its “unconditional” adherence to Boric’s candidacy.

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