Opposition parliamentarians described as “complicated and dangerous” the moment in which President Gabriel Boric will use his legal holiday, which is why they invited him to postpone his vacation until February and thus focus on pending projects on security and recovery of pensions. after the social outbreak.
From UDI Bank, Deputies Felipe Donoso and Sergio Bobadilla called President Gabriel Boric to facilitate the processing of security projects before your vacation starts.
In addition, they requested to revoke the grace pension given after the social outbreak. This is after the Undersecretary of the Interior, Manuel Monsalve, ensures that the president withdraws the benefit.
Let’s remember that the head of state will use his legal holiday and travel to Puyehue, in the region of Los Lagos. Afterward, he will return to his duties on Monday, January 29, with a trip to the Chiloé archipelago.
UDI deputies ask Boric to cancel grace pensions and accelerate the security agenda
In this regard, although the parliamentarians of the union expressed their “respect” for the right of the president to take leave on the date he deems appropriate, they qualify as “very complex” political times.
This, they argue, considering the controversy that is still going on in the meetings of the six ministers They did not announce the series of business associations.
“The date you chose not to attend your duties seems very inconvenient. And not only because of the various controversies in which the government has not been able to proceed, but especially because of the issues that loom and concern Chileans deeply, like security,” commented Donoso and Bobadilla.
“Now, there are still at least nine bills that were negotiated between the Executive and Congress last year.w here we must move forward as quickly as possible.”
Moreover, opposition representatives warned that it is “very serious” for the president to take a leave of absence without revoking the grace pensions. of about 40 people with criminal records.
Because of this, Donoso and Bobadilla ordered President Boric “again” the date on which you will use your legal holiday, making sure that “it does not appear wise, for all Chileans, for the highest authority of our country to be absent without first fulfilling its commitments.”.
“The security agenda, which is the main concern that most Chileans maintain, must have been fully approved in the previous year, and that did not happen as a result of the differences the government had with its coalition,” they indicated.
Meanwhile, “if the president committed this week to withdraw the grace pensions that they gave to real criminals, including a murderer and an abuser of women, the minimum is that you do it before going on vacation.”.
“This is a recommendation that we make in good faith, because “the moment we live in doesn’t exactly have to be gone for a week.” concluded the members of the UDI bench.