Weekly Report - 08 February 2024 (WR-24-05)

Piñera dies in helicopter accident

Chile’s former president Sebastián Piñera died in a helicopter accident on 6 February. Piñera is the only figure on the right of the political spectrum to be elected since the military dictatorship led by General Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990), not once but twice (2010-2014; 2018-2022). There was even some talk of his running for a third term in 2026 given the political travails of the left-wing government led by President Gabriel Boric. Piñera’s legacy was damaged by his government’s mishandling, at the outset, of the serious social unrest, Estallido Social, that broke out in 2019, but Boric praised him as a committed democrat who had helped to bridge the political divide in Chile.

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