Michelle Bachelet after voting for Gabriel Boric: “Hope must beat fear”

Former President Michelle Bachelet He voted before nine in the morning of this Sunday, December 19, at the Colegio Santa Catalina in the commune of La Reina.

And after voting, the current UN High Commissioner for Human Rights was excited when speaking to the press outside that school.

“This election is very important for the future of the country,” said Michelle Bachelet, who at 8:55 am had already fulfilled her civic duty, amid the high expectations of the media and the people who were in the place.

There was applause, affectionate greetings and shouts in favor of the former president, who took several selfies, including with a couple of young members of her voting table.

And for the first time he was not voting with his mother, Angela Jeria, who died in 2020 and with whom she was always accompanied.

“I am very happy to be exercising this civil right, the freedom to choose, for the commitment of always with my country. I haven’t been here for a long time… “, he pointed out with evident emotion. Michelle Bachelet, who was President twice, from 2006 to 2010 and then from 2014 to 2018.

“I ask for tranquility when voting to elect someone who will be the President of all Chileans, who must seek dialogue with everyone to build a country for everyone.”