Chile: first presidential speech for Gabriel Boric from the Moneda Palace

On Friday March 11, Gabriel Boric traveled to Santiago where he gave a speech from the balcony of the Moneda Palace in front of a huge crowd who came to applaud him.

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In Chile, a page of history is turned and the new left-wing president, Gabriel Boric, officially enters the Moneda Palace.

During a very ceremonial ceremony, Friday, March 11, at Congress in Valparaiso, the outgoing right-wing president, Sebastian Pinera, handed over to the now youngest president in the country's history.

Gabriel Boric then traveled to Santiago where he gave a speech from the balcony of the Moneda Palace in front of a huge crowd who came to applaud him.

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With our correspondent in Santiago,

Naïla Derroisné

In Constitution Square, thousands of Chileans listened to

Gabriel Boric

's speech .

Tonight, for the first time, I am addressing you as President of the Republic

 ", began by saying the new Chilean President.

For Sulema, who came to see the new president, there is hope with this new government taking office: “ 

It means a lot to me to be here today.

There is a lot of hope with the arrival of this new generation.

 »

Obtain a majority in Parliament

“ 

We are waiting for a change of political generation, we have been waiting for years, years and years.

Now is the time, you have to be there

 ,” says Juan-Luis.

This retiree has lived in France for 40 years, but he traveled on purpose for the investiture of Gabriel Boric, whom he greatly admires: " 

He is a very spontaneous, very intelligent person and above all he reads a lot, he is rare today. 

»

But Juan-Luis is not fooled, he knows that the next four years will not be easy for the new president: " 

The most important challenge is really to have a majority that supports him for his political decisions. .

That's the big problem, having a majority in Parliament.

 »

The promise of major social reforms

Even young people, like Maria-Eugenia, are not naive: “ 

His program will require a lot of money and it will be difficult to find a balance.

 »

Gabriel Boric promised major social reforms.

He is expected on many issues such as

pensions

or his major tax reform.

To read: Chile: vote on the first articles of the new Constitution this week

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