The deputy Catalina Pérez will become the new president of the Democratic Revolution, after obtaining the 50.9% of the votes in the internal elections of Sunday's game.
MPs from the Frente Amplio said the new leadership will strengthen the bloc in view of the upcoming municipal elections.
In the elections, a total of 3,502 cast votes: a low value compared to 42,000 qualified voters to carry out the suffrage.
"Maybe there have been some statements that have increased the tone a bit, but today I prefer that the union of the different lists be much stronger"
– Rodrigo Echecopar, current president of the DR.
Following the results, the future leader of the DR said that his victory will make the Frente Amplio helmsman of the opposition and that will be an alternative for Chileans and Chileans.
"We have taken a determined step towards strengthening the Frente Amplio," noted Perez, who from the beginning received the support of the party's natural leader, Congressman Giorgio Jackson.
Meanwhile, Javiera Parada obtained 1,363 votes and Alejandra Millán obtained 354. Both supported the victory of Perez. "Know from now on the comrades who will take over the directive have all of us," Parada said.
The current president of the DR, Rodrigo Echecopar, commented that unity prevails within the party after the controversies that marked the prelude to internal elections.
"Maybe there have been some statements that raised the tone a bit," he admitted, "but today I prefer that the union of the different lists be much stronger."
On the other hand, members of the Frente Amplio, Gael Yeomans, of the Libertarian Left; and Gabriel Boric, from the Autonomous Movement, pointed out that the new direction will strengthen the bloc in view of the upcoming municipal elections, driven especially by the "desire that Chile be a fairer country". I have no doubt that we will find ourselves in this work of the Frente Amplio, "noted Magellan's parliamentarian.
No agreement in the House
By the way, Catalina Pérez's victory came amid questions from the Frente Amplio para la Democracia Cristã and the Radical Party for supporting initiatives by the ruling party, such as the bill that proposes changes to the immigration law.
As Jackson's position has been, the parliamentarian has stated in favor of break agreements with these parties to consolidate the bloc, even if that means breaking the agreement signed with the central left in March 2018 to consolidate a majority of opposition in the administration of the Chamber of Deputies.
All in all, Catalina Pérez will assume the presidency of the DR in March, whose position will occupy for 2 years.