When the social mobilization broke out in October 2019 (triggered by the rise Country Email List in prices in public transport), the mobilizations in Brazil were still in the airthat began for similar reasons and anticipated the emergence of a demand for order and security Country Email Listthat culminated in the election to the Presidency of Jair Bolsonaro. The first expressions of this demand materialized in Chile with the organization of brigades that sought to confront Country Email List the protesters and were characterized by wearing Country Email List yellow vests.
Around the rise of the Chilean Yellow Vests movement (an indirect reference Country Email List to its French counterparts), Kast tried to capitalize on his “unapologetic right” positions, even going so far as to call marches against the social uprising. However, this attempt was Country Email List a resounding failure, which led the far-right leader to suspend his call to march . To understand how Kast managed to expand beyond the 8% Pinochet niche and overcome the Yellow Vests debacle , it would be necessary to understand what happened between that 2019 and 2021. In particular, I propose three elements that have fueled his campaign and have allowed him to get rid of the figure of Pinochet, maintaining Country Email List the vindication of an authoritarianism in collision with the principles of.
Liberal democracy. That is, three elements that made it possible for Country Email List him to move away from some aspects of the extreme right to approach the radical right. In short, the events that occurred in that two-year period allowed him, according to Pablo Stefanoni (2021) , to challenge the rebellion and, even more, the indignation, which until then Country Email List had been hegemonized by the left. The Rise of Kast The first element was the entry plebiscite for the constituent process. Kast then became a recognized figure for his position in 'rejection'. Opposition to the development of a new constitutional text obtained 22%, but Country Email List the campaign that surrounded this position allowed Kast to grow, consolidating an identity that.