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DEC. 20, 2021

President Piñera meets with President-elect Gabriel Boric

During the meeting, they discussed matters such as the vaccination plan, job creation, pensions and citizen security. 

Chile’s President, Sebastián Piñera, held a meeting with President-elect Gabriel Boric this Monday at the Moneda Palace, where they discussed the main needs of the Chilean population. 

“We have offered our full collaboration for a smooth, efficient and highly-republican transfer of democratic power,” President Piñera said after the meeting. 

“Governments come and go, but society, the State and Chile remain, and we are committed to be loyal to the Chilean people,” he added. 

The President stated that they discussed control of the pandemic and the vaccination process, highlighting that if a fourth dose was necessary, it had already been secured. 

President Piñera indicated that they talked about economic reactivation and job recovery, emphasizing “the importance of keeping this momentum, so that every Chilean who wants to work knows that they will have a job with a fair wage and good working conditions, where they can grow and develop as individuals.” 

The President also pointed out the importance of moving ahead with the Pensión Garantizada Universal (Guaranteed Universal Pension) project, which will provide a guaranteed contribution of 185,000 Chilean pesos (US$227) to more than 2.3 million pensioners. This will be in addition to the earnings they may receive through their individual pension savings. 

During the meeting, they also discussed the citizen security and public order agenda, as well as development opportunities such as green hydrogen. 

“I want to ensure all our fellow citizens that our Government, all of our Government, will continue to work until the last day with the same strength, commitment and enthusiasm, because we received a democratic mandate to govern Chile for four years. We will fulfill that mandate,” the President concluded. 

At the meeting, President Piñera was accompanied by Interior Minister Rodrigo Delgado, Minister Secretary General of the Government Jamie Bellolio and Minister Secretary General of the Presidency Juan José Ossa. President-elect Boric attended the meeting with Member of Congress Giorgio Jackson and Dr. Izkia Siches.