Irina Karamanos, wife of the new Chilean president, spoke on ERT3 about her Greek roots and desire to come to Greece.
In Chile, the new president is Gabriel Borich, a left-wing candidate from the Approve Dignity coalition, an ardent defender of the environment and equality. In his election program, he promised the introduction of a wealth tax, the legalization of abortion, the collection of royalties (rent for the right to develop natural resources) from the mining industry, a transition to free education, and a reform of law enforcement agencies.
Irina Karamanos is the companion of the youngest 35-year-old president of Chile in the country’s history. Speaking on ERT3 on Friday, the Greek woman spoke about her plans as “first lady”, her relationship with Greece and plans to visit relatives in Evia. And of course, about the relationship with Gabriel Borich.
Irina speaks four languages, studied communication sciences and anthropology in Germany. She is a member of the left-wing political party Convergencia Social, to which Gabriel Boric belongs. Her father, George Caramanos, led the Greek community in Santiago in the 1980s.
In her ERT3 talk, she notes that “the first lady must play an active role in politics and diplomacy” and says of the plans:
“The goal of the new government is equality, social justice and human rights. Our task is to change the constitution, we need a feminist concept of politics. “
Gabriel Boric is not only the youngest president in Chilean history, but also the first ultra-left head of state in the richest country in South America in 30 years. He won the second round of elections on December 19. The former head of the student movement received about 56% of the vote. After the inauguration scheduled for March 11, 2022, he intends to radically change the life of the country through a series of social reforms.
He came to the presidency in the wake of large-scale protests in recent years – against inequality and the rise in the cost of living. Their result was the beginning of the development of a new Constitution of Chile, designed to replace the Basic Law, which was adopted during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.