During the day this Tuesday the Minister of Health, Enrique Paris, in the middle of an activity related to the vaccination process against him COVID-19, expressed support for Evelyn Matthei, reelected mayor of Providencia, but not as local chief of the RM commune but as former presidential candidate.
“She was my candidate and obviously I’m going to have to think about who to vote for in the future, “he said with a laugh,” but with this mess with the candidacies, able to come back to be a candidate one day, “she added.
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On the occasion he also remembered when Matthei took the lead as UDI presidential letter on 2013 after the lowering of Pablo Longueira’s candidacy. “She sacrificed herself for her alliance”, He said.
The reactions in Chile Vamos did not wait and quickly several representatives came to replicate the statements of the Secretary of State.
“I believe that the ministers they do not have to refer to the presidential race“Said the helmsman of the Swedish street-based party, Javier Macaya.
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For his part, the independent who competes in the primaries of Chile Come on, Sebastián Sichel, also summoned the head of the Minsal and called him to “solve people’s urgent problems. (…) What I want from the government is not that it support a candidate or say who it wants to support, I want him to do his job well“.
Mario Overflows (RN), also a candidate, recommended to Paris “not to get involved in the primary in Chile. because Evelyn is not“.
Meanwhile, the Government Spokesperson, Jaime Bellolio (UDI), declared that during the next primaries they need “absolute disregard and that means that undersecretaries, governors, mayors and others they will not state who their candidate is or not“.
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The round of responses to the authority of the cabinet was closed by the deputy and head of the UDI bench in Congress, Juan Antonio Coloma, who argued that “Minister Paris, rather than giving particular opinions Regarding a candidate who herself ended up withdrawing her candidacy, I would have been able to focus on the issue of vaccination“.