Saturday, May 22, 2010

Old Chilean Wine in New Bottle?

Sebastián Piñera gave his first state of the address yesterday--text hereRobert Funk live-blogged and concluded that he sounded pretty Concertaciónish, and that this was not the UDI right, but a 1950s right that believes the state has a legitimate and even important role to play in economic development.  It would be interesting to compare speeches by Jorge Alessandri

Along similar lines, Socialist Diputado Marcelo Díaz commented that "Many are things that have been suggested many times before and are now being put forward by a government of a different stripe. I hope that when we see the small print we aren’t disappointed.”  I wonder if members of UDI are thinking the same thing.


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