Two members of the Lower House and members of the Chilean far-right party UDI accused this Tuesday that the meeting between President Michelle Bachelet and the candidate of Nueva Mayoría, the current center-left coalition in power, Alejandro Guillier, is an “electoral intervention without precedent”.
In a statement issued this morning, María José Hoffmann and Juan Antonio Coloma said that the head of State is not acting in “republican manner” and that Ms Bachelet is “coarsely intervening by receiving in the presidential palace one of the candidates running for the presidency”.
In the same statement, both declared that Ms Bachelet might be “putting at his disposal the entire State apparatus for him to use it with electoral purposes”.
They also stated that despite their desperation, Nueva Mayoría cannot “break the rules, let alone try to influence the result of the election”.
Finally, Hoffmann and Coloma reminded Ms Bachelet that she must be president for all Chileans until 11 March, 2018, and that she should be “above” the election until said date.