The Executive assured that a “space of understanding with other political forces” is necessary, after acknowledging that there are no votes to face “the challenges that lie ahead.”
At La Moneda Palace, things seem calm. “The conclave was good, and I'm not just saying that,” said an authority from Government that participated in the conference in Cerro Castillo.
And it seems that – despite the fact that the positions of each sector were known, some conflicting – the ruling party came out with a different air.
On Sunday, the government spokeswoman Camila Vallejo said after the conclave that the profound transformation agenda will be combined with the citizen emergency agenda, such as security and cost of the life.
To finalize this roadmap, they say from La Moneda, unity is necessary within the ruling party, which is why the creation of a “government alliance” was confirmed, which does not yet have a name, and which It would allow us to approximate the different positions of the two government coalitions: Democratic Socialism and Approve Dignity.
But the truth is that joining the parliamentarians of both coalitions, the votes are not, neither in the House nor in the Senate.
This Monday,Vallejo was consulted about the above, and her response pointed out that a space of understanding with other political forces is necessary.
But in general the mood is one of optimism. All the chips are placed on this government alliance, which will -preliminarily- have its first meeting this Thursday. The senator of the PPD Ricardo Lagos Webber and the deputy of Social Convergence Gael Yeomans appealed to the majorities to advance in unity of purpose .
One of the concerns prior to the conclave came from Approve Dignity: the fear was that, after the defeat of the plebiscite, the Government would go to the center and the essence of the program would be transformed. One factor that fueled this concern was the prominence that the former coalition took on in the political committee.
A few hours ago the pension reform was introduced, which is part of the most relevant initiatives for the Government. On Sunday, prior to the conclave, the PPD senator Ricardo Lagos Webber slipped the need to advance as far as possible, giving up positions to achieve majorities in Congress.
Humanist Action deputy Tomás Hirsch said that it is indeed important to give in.
However, there are parliamentarians from SD who have pointed out that it is necessary for AD to show a change of attitude, after the accusations about the course of the government program.
This was stated by the socialist senator Juan Luis Castro, and the head of the PS committee José Miguel Insulza also spoke.
Communes President Marco Velarde highlighted one of the messages that were delivered in the official conclave: giving in does not mean moderating or moving to the center of the political spectrum.
The talks between the ruling party are not the only ones . In fact, in the same place where the conclave was held this Sunday, a meeting will be held between parliamentarians from La Araucanía and President Gabriel Boric.
This, a few days before the president's presidential tour. The Segpres minister, Ana Lya Uriarte, assured that this instance is to talk in confidence regarding the proposals regarding the so-called southern macrozone.