The President of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, has asked his cabinet ministers to take to the streets to “better meet the needs of the people” after the ruling party entered the country on Sunday.
This was confirmed by Interior Minister Rodrigo Delgado, who claimed that “he has not complied with the demands of the citizens and that new leaderships are challenging them”. Election day ended with worse than expected results for the government, which had planned to win at least a third of the voters.
This was added to the severe defeat recorded in some emblematic communities such as Santiago, where Irací Hassler prevailed, or Ñuñoa, where the community is now in the hands of the broad front after 24 years of national renewal mandate.
With this in mind, Delgado has claimed that the cabinet has analyzed “the consequences of the vote and the importance it has for the people to be able to elect new leaderships that may not belong to so-called traditional politics”. “This is a very strong and very strong message that has to do with the way we (…) in relation to people’s sensitivity, their problems, their emotions, what they need and want, but them deserve it too, “he said.
Therefore, he stressed that the President had asked the Cabinet “to continue working on the ground, basically with a very close relationship with the regions and the public on various relevant issues, and certainly the second semester will be even more relevant”, such as z as the health and economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
“We feel the need, as the President has stated (…) to be there, to strengthen relationships with the people, to listen more and to better connect with people’s needs,” he said.
In addition, she has stated that it is necessary to ensure the installation and operation of the constituent convention that will be responsible for drafting the country’s new political constitution.