By participating in the opening of the traditional hugging festival, the governor alluded to the career of the historical leaders of that group, including Luis Emilio Recabarren, Teresa Flores and Luis Corvalán.
He also referred to Victor Díaz, leader of the Unitary Center of Workers, and Fernando Ortiz, an academic at the Pedagogical Institute of the University of Chile, who were murdered by the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990).
Only by being together will we be stronger to build a more just and dignified nation, he said, adding, “Here in Parky O'Higgins, you can breathe the history of a very complex party with the struggles of the people.”
The President also paid tribute to the relatives and loved ones of all missing detainees and victims of political persecution, and stressed that the duty of searching for them is not the duty of their loved ones, but rather the duty of the Chilean State.
Buric praised the late Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party, Guillermo Tellier, from whom he stressed that he received valuable lessons on how to maintain positive attitudes in the midst of difficulties and achieve a transformative career.
The President also referred to the two successive defeats suffered by progressive forces, the first in the referendum on September 4, 2022, and the other in the Constitutional Council elections on May 7 of last year.
According to the President, both events left two important lessons, the first is that the unity of progressive and leftist forces is a necessary condition for progress and the second is not to lose sight of the tangible needs of the people.
“I am sure that the Chilean Communist Party will remain, as always in its history, a loyal collaborator in the noble and difficult task of governance,” the Chilean President said at the end of his speech.
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