Radicals confirm support for Boric: “Social changes are not possible without economic development” | National

The Radical Party (PR) made the decision this Tuesday to support the candidacy of Gabriel Boric for the second round of the presidential election, calling for “social changes not possible if they do not go hand in hand with economic development. “.

The Radical Party (PR) decided on Tuesday to give its support to the candidacy of Gabriel Boric for the second round of the presidential election, ensuring that they must safeguard the party’s historical legacy, especially because of the “governability” that the country had in the governments of the Concertación and the New Majority.

In a meeting where the national leadership, regional presidents, parliamentarians and union leaders of the party were present, where they resolved to give their support to Boric, joining the other New Social Pact parties, such as the PPD, Socialist Party, Nuevo Trato and Liberal, which they had endorsed the candidate of Approve Dignity.

“After meeting on November 23, he resolved to give the institutional support of radicalism, within the framework of the second presidential round, to Mr. Gabriel Boric Font. The Radical Party of Chile, about to turn 158 years of history, does not mistake its path or separate it from democracy ”, they commented.

In its argumentation, the Radical Party indicated that they must protect the party’s historical legacy, especially as heirs to the governments of the Concertación and the New Majority, which they consider an example of governability.

“Our responsibility is to safeguard the historical legacy of which we are proud and faithful heirs: the 4 governments of the Concertación and that of the New Majority, are an example of governance, progress and development, which must be taken into account in the construction of this new stage of progressivism ”, they affirm.

“Social changes are not possible if they do not go hand in hand with economic development and political stability, and that will be our challenge and commitment to the country ”, they add.

Finally, the resignation of Carlos Maldonado as president of the PR board was also confirmed on Tuesday, recalling that he had served his term beyond what was originally agreed. Now, his replacement will be Alberto Ortega, who should call a new election in the coming weeks.

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