Chile 2017 Presidential Election

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Re: Chile 2017 Presidential Election

Post by Space Cat » Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:52 am

I just found this interesting chart: most students don't consider themselves left or right and they hold individualistic views but still overwhelmingly voted for Sánchez.

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Re: Chile 2017 Presidential Election

Post by admin » Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:36 pm

considering the FA party was just an attempt to rebrand the DC, that was a rebranded socialist party, that was a rebranded communist party, i dont think most young voters in chile have any clue who they are voting for (as long as they are not the right of course).

every time the left (what ever they are calling themselves at the moment) in chile's party gets too toxic with whatever the scandal of the day is, they change their name. they slap a new paint job on the buildings, change the logo, update the slogan, and pretend they are not the guys that let them down and lied to everyone in the previous election.
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Re: Chile 2017 Presidential Election

Post by admin » Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:36 pm

considering the FA party was just an attempt to rebrand the DC, that was a rebranded socialist party, that was a rebranded communist party, i dont think most young voters in chile have any clue who they are voting for (as long as they are not the right of course).

every time the left (what ever they are calling themselves at the moment) in chile's party gets too toxic with whatever the scandal of the day is, they change their name. they slap a new paint job on the buildings, change the logo, update the slogan, and pretend they are not the guys that let them down and lied to everyone in the previous election.
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Re: Chile 2017 Presidential Election

Post by admin » Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:52 pm

what is intersting in those stats is the pretty heavy lean to the center-right.

i think there is a bit of generational rotation going on. the 40-60+ crowd that was the anti-dictorship group when they were young, has sort of worn thin with the new generation. what i have called the 'one trick pony left'. their hole thing was fighting the dictatorship, and the kids born post-dictatorship are tired of hearing about it from the old school left. they still will get behind things like education and so on, but they are not as anti-capitialist. they like their i-phone, etc. they just want more. they want to be rich or at least well off. they want to drive a new car, etc.

if you dig in to their complaints, it is more about fairness or descrimination issues, than they are against money. they want to be able to go to good school, and have an equal crack at being succesful; without needing to be from one of the 'named' families in chile.

if i walked in to anyone of those 'communist' student protests and asked any random student if they would go home for day for say 20,000 pesos, i would probably get a 100% acceptance rate. hell, for 50,000 pesos you could probably get most of the student leaders to go home.

they are not as commy or socialist as they seem.
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Re: Chile 2017 Presidential Election

Post by 41southchile » Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:15 pm

Space Cat wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:52 am
I just found this interesting chart: most students don't consider themselves left or right and they hold individualistic views but still overwhelmingly voted for Sánchez.
How does the saying go, “If a man is not a socialist by the time he is 20, he has no heart. If he is not a conservative by the time he is 40, he has no brain.”
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Re: Chile 2017 Presidential Election

Post by Space Cat » Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:15 pm

41southchile wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:15 pm
How does the saying go, “If a man is not a socialist by the time he is 20, he has no heart. If he is not a conservative by the time he is 40, he has no brain.”
I still feel like it’s an anti-establishment vote more than a far left vote and these charts sort of confirm my feeling.

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