MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: Die Linke “The victory of the movement for constitutional reform in Chile is an important signal for democracy in the country and at the same time a resounding slap in the face for the president and beneficiary of the former military dictatorship, Sebastián Piñera. This referendum was forced by the social protests that have been going on for a year. The brutal police violence against these protests with more than 30 dead and thousands injured must be dealt with and those responsible must be brought to account, ”says Heike Hänsel, deputy chairman of the DIE LINKE parliamentary group in the Bundestag. The foreign policy expert continued: “The government of Piñera had tried to the last to sabotage a democratic and transparent reform of the constitution of the Pinochet dictatorship. It is a good thing that the majority of the population clearly rejected the attempt to form a reform commission under significant control of the government camp in parliament and instead voted for a constitutional convention. The result of the referendum in Chile is also a signal to the federal government that it is finally theirs End support for one of the most unpopular governments since the end of the dictatorship, which has former Pinochet supporters in the cabinet. This also includes the federal government immediately stopping the delivery of equipment to the Chilean police, which are responsible for massive human rights violations, as well as planning for police cooperation. “
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