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Kast resigns from Chilean Republican Party presidency

Kast resigns from Chilean Republican Party presidency

Santiago de Chile, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) Former far-right candidate to the Palacio de La Moneda, José Antonio Kast, resigned from the presidency of the Republican Party after his defeat in the December 19 elections in Chile, it was reported here today.
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Kast, defender of the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship (1973-1990), suffered a resounding setback in the last elections, where the standard-bearer of the left, Gabriel Boric, surpassed him with almost 12 points of advantage.

“I will not continue as party president and I resign to leave the decision on my replacement in the hands of the board, the political commission and the general council,” he wrote in a letter addressed to the members of that political formation.

However, Kast left the door open for a third candidacy for the presidency by announcing his intention to carry out a territorial offensive in sectors where, he said, “the left has a predominance.”

The representative of the extreme right is close to the positions of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and former US president Donald Trump and advocates digging a ditch on the border to prevent the passage of migrants.

He also favors the pardon of prisoners for crimes against humanity, defends the proposal to detain people in areas other than prisons, and supports militarization in the so-called southern macrozone, where the Mapuche people live.

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