Wednesday, June 03, 2009

The Chilean campaign and the economy

For a number of reasons, the Chilean presidential campaign is different from any other in the region. One is that the candidates actually struggle to define how their economic programs would be different. For this reason, a adviser to Eduardo Frei felt compelled to write a column in the magazine Qué Pasa explaining the difference (the main argument being that the right makes social democratic promises but really wants to dismantle the state--he uses The West Wing to illustrate, which he refers to as the "I Ching" of the center-left). The Concertación will have to keep battling the popular view that Sebastián Piñera would not change things all that much.


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