It has been almost three months since the election was won. From there until the inauguration, on Friday, former student leader Gabriel Borek gathered the firsts, starting with his age. At 36 years old, he is the youngest occupant of La Moneda Palace – and the first without ancestry in either of the two political groups that have rotated in power since the end of the military dictatorship, in 1990. Widespread change of generational guards. “This is something completely new for the region, creating expectations,” says Claudia Antunes, Mundo editor at Journal O Globo. In a conversation with Renata Le Preti, she also analyzed the decision to appoint the head of the Central Bank of the former government of Sebastian Pinera to lead the economy. The movement of forces formation and a nod to the market, says the journalist, which must be understood in light of two circumstances from the beginning of the term: the lack of a majority in Congress and the still-in-progress Constituent Assembly. In this turbulent environment, Borek will have to fulfill, as he himself admits, “at least part” of the demands for more public services and less social inequality that led him to the presidency.
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