The President-elect of Chile, Gabriel Boric, met this Tuesday with the leadership of the Constitutional Convention in the middle of the round of contacts that began after winning the elections this Sunday and a visit to La Moneda, where he was received by the still tenant. Sebastian Piñera.
Boric has arrived at the former seat of the Chilean National Congress, where the congress was established, and met behind closed doors with its President and Vice-President Elisa Loncon and Jaime Bassa, respectively. After meeting the two of them, Boric will also meet with the congress table, which includes seven other vice-presidencies.
The newly elected president was accompanied by the MP of the Communist Party and one of his closest collaborators in the presidential election campaign, Camila Vallejo, reports ‘La Tercera’.
The congress table already congratulated Boric on his election victory and wished him in a declaration “Success in this new government, which will have the historic opportunity to accompany and experience the birth of the new constitution”.
The appointment comes a day after the leader of the left-wing coalition that prevailed in the elections visited Piñera in La Moneda to discuss some aspects of the change of command that will take place in the coming months.
The Constitutional Convention, which has only just got underway after a few months of regulating both its functioning and its composition, is the result of the social outbreak that took place in Chile in 2019, protests in which Boric was one of the main actors. In addition, it plays a key role in the future of the Latin American country, as it will, among other things, debate the Chilean system of government.