The Executive says that he will not “wear out” with the “political fight” of the constitutional accusation against Piñera
MADRID, Oct. 29 (EUROPE PRESS) –
The new Government of the Chilean president, Sebastián Piñera, has offered on Tuesday another round of talks to the political parties, hoping that this time they will all accept, to agree on a solution to the crisis that protests have unleashed against social inequality.
“We are going to start a round of talks … to make ourselves available as new ministers,” said new government spokeswoman Karla Rubilar on T13 Radio. You have to “go back to institutionality,” he has argued. “Politics has to start talking, it cannot just stare at the 'shock' that we undoubtedly had,” he emphasized, according to 'El Mercurio'.
In addition, he expressed his desire that “all” parties accept the invitation to dialogue. Last week, Piñera already summoned La Moneda to the political forces but some, including the Socialist Party, one of the country's main formations, chose not to go.
In this regard, he has thanked those who in recent hours have joined “this crusade”, alluding to the pronouncements on Twitter of some opponents, including socialist senator Isabel Allende.
“I am asking the good guys for help in strict rigor to raise their voices from all their showcases to say that the road is not violence and that, if we want justice, we need peace. How can we discuss the concerns of the people in the middle of looting, fire, destruction? “, he has raised.
STATE OF EMERGENCY
On the other hand, Rubilar wanted to clarify that the Government does not contemplate declaring the state of emergency that was imposed last October 17 and that allowed the deployment of the Armed Forces, in a country where military presence in the streets remains a sensitive issue more than 45 years after the coup against Salvador Allende.
“Today we are not considering returning to the state of emergency. We believe that with Police, with Intelligence, with the work of the Investigation Police (PDI) we can still make an effort to control public order,” he said.
However, he has clarified that this “does not mean that, if that perception changes tomorrow, these tools exist, are there and, without a doubt, the president has the authority to use them.” “But our intention was to have the military in the street as little time as possible,” he said.
Rubilar has valued that in the last manifestations he has dominated the peaceful character. Thus, he has distinguished between the two that took place on Monday in Santiago, indicating that the Plaza Italia was quiet but regretting that in the summoned by social networks against La Moneda there were altercations.
“When a call is as violent as yesterday (Monday), it will have clashes with police officers anyway,” he warned, noting that “if there were no more damage than we saw, which were already very large, it was thanks to act of Carabineros “.
He has also referred to the opposition's maneuvers to launch a constitutional accusation against Piñera, to which some parties recriminate an alleged abuse of power for declaring the state of emergency to contain social protest.
“We are convinced that there is no valid argument to promote a constitutional accusation against the President, none. We are also convinced that the vast majority of Parliament does not share (…) these agendas that separate us a bit from the substantive discussion which are concrete measures in the emergency “, he declared.
The government spokeswoman has argued that “everything that moves us away from what people really want – better pensions, better health, higher salary … (…) does not help.” Therefore, he has anticipated that the Executive will not “wear out” with this kind of “political fight.” “We are sure that it will not prosper,” he said.
However, she has been willing to analyze the opposition proposal to hold a referendum to ask Chileans if they want to reform the Constitution. “We can discuss it, until we agree, the important thing is that nobody believes that by a change in a line of the Constitution things will change automatically,” he stressed.
The Government is determined to settle the protests that began on October 17 by the fourth rise of the subway ticket in a few months but that grew rapidly to denounce social inequality. After a week, Piñera has presented a “social agenda” and remodeled the Government to respond to the concerns of Chileans.
At least 20 people have died, more than a thousand have been injured and more than 3,000 have been arrested. In addition, the National Institute of Human Rights has denounced abuses by security forces against those arrested that would include torture and harassment, among other abuses.