The image of Gabriel Boric continues to fall in the polls after the pardons
According to the latest poll, only 25% of those consulted approve of the way in which the Chilean president is governing the country
Cristián Torresfrom Santiago, Chile< /i>
The elected president of Chile, Gabriel Boric, in an archive photograph. EFE/Elvis González
In a new report revealed this Sunday by the pollster Plaza Pública CADEM, the results were announced, highlighting that the approval of the Chilean president, Gabriel Boric , dropped to 25%, two points less than the previous week, which marks a new milestone as it is the lowest level since he took office in March 2022.
While his disapproval it remained at 70%. The Chilean government is going through a difficult time, mainly due to the pardons granted to 13 convicted last December. Presidential decision, which according to the study, 72% of those consulted consider themselves against the decision. Along the same lines, 81% acknowledged being against the pardon in favor of former frontista Jorge Mateluna.
Idea to revoke the pardons
The CADEM Plaza Pública poll indicates that 72% of respondents believe that the ex-Frontist's pardon should be revoked, for their part, 17% believe that the pardons should be maintained of those convicted of the outbreak.
The president of the Independent Democratic Union, Javier Macaya (c), in a file photograph. EFE/Alberto Valdés
Meanwhile, 43% think that those who have additional records to those of the social outbreak should be revoked and 37% that all of them should be revoked in their entirety.
In this context, the president of one of the Chilean opposition parties, the UDI Independent Democratic Union, Javier Macaya, assured that with regard to presidential pardons, the Government “still has an opportunity to amend the error caused.” In an interview with Radio Pauta, the senator also indicated: “I believe that the government still has an opportunity to amend the error caused, the damage that is being caused, the feeling of impunity that is generated in the millions of Chileans who saw this as something very infringing on what was the country's main concern”.
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Macaya also said that “I would like to see the Government supporting the legal thesis of the revocation of the pardons and trying to effectively return this, because what the Government does is hire a lawyer, defend itself, try to generate deep down that the pardons remain, evidently it will not be demonstrating this will ”. In his opinion, “acknowledging the error is useless if you do not have the will to amend it”.
With this background, this Monday, senators from The opposition, Ximena Rincón, Matías Walker, Francisco Chahuán, Luciano Cruz-Coke and Javier Macaya himself, will appear in the Constitutional Court to demand the revocation of the pardons granted by President Gabriel Boric. p>
The arguments indicate that “although the President of the Republic is endowed with the discretionary power to grant a pardon “case by case”, this does not imply that its exercise may be arbitrary , nor can it be based solely on the “mere liberality of the Chief Executive Officer”.
Regarding the results of the survey, it is finally noted that 49% negatively evaluate its economic situation, the highest since President Boric took office and 78% have negative expectations of consumption, the highest level in 9 years.