Approve Dignity
Apruebo Dignidad
AbbreviationAD
LeaderGabriel Boric
Party presidentsAlondra Arellano (CS)
Guillermo Teillier (PCCh)
Margarita Portuguez (RD)
Jaime Mulet (FREVS)
Jorge Ramírez (Comunes)
FoundersDaniel Jadue
Gabriel Boric
Founded11 January 2021 (2021-01-11)
Preceded byPliego Popular[1][2]
HeadquartersSantiago de Chile
Think tankConstituent Observatory Apruebo Dignidad
Youth wingJóvenes Apruebo Dignidad
Women's wingFeministas Apruebo Dignidad
IdeologyDemocratic socialism
Anti-neoliberalism[3]
Progressivism
Factions:
Socialism of the 21st century
Communism
Direct democracy
Political positionLeft-wing[4][5][6][7] to far-left[8]
Coalition membersBroad Front
Democratic Revolution
Social Convergence
Commons
Unir Movement
Common Force
Chile Digno
Communist Party
FREVS
Humanist Action
Christian Left
Colours  Light red
Constitutional Convention
28 / 155
Chamber of Deputies
37 / 155
Senate
5 / 43
Website
apruebo-dignidad.cl

Approve Dignity (Spanish: Apruebo Dignidad, AD) is a left-wing Chilean electoral coalition officially created on January 11, 2021 by the Equality Party, Broad Front and Chile Digno in preparation for the Constitutional Convention election.[9][10]

History

The Apruebo Dignidad pact has its origins in the attempt to reunite the left into a large conglomerate. In the midst of the pandemic, there were various attempts to seek unity in the opposition. One of them was Popular Sheet (Spanish: Pliego Popular), a platform that led left-wing political parties and movements with the intention of articulating for economic proposals in Congress.[11][2]

Its members include the Broad Front, Chile Digno, Social Unity Table, Community for Dignity, among other organizations. On February 5, 2021, the programmatic axes of the coalition for the drafting of the New Constitution were defined. This event was attended by social and political figures such as Beatriz Sánchez, Fernando Atria, Bárbara Figueroa, Emilia Schneider, Bastián Bodenhöfer, Patricia López, Tatiana Urrutia, Marcos Barraza, Bárbara Sepúlveda Hales, and others.[12]

After successful constituent elections, the parties confirmed a presidential primary and the formalization of the electoral coalition on May 19, amid failed talks with the Socialist Party. These primaries summon the standard-bearer and current mayor of Recoleta, Daniel Jadue, who is supported by Chile Digno composed of the Communist Party and the Social Green Regionalist Federation,[13] and also the Equality Party.[14] On the other side, there is the current deputy, Gabriel Boric, who is supported by the Broad Front, as a whole.[15][16]

On 18 July 2021, the primaries of Apruebo Dignidad were held, giving as the winner the militant of Social Convergence, Gabriel Boric, who will go on behalf of the coalition for the presidential elections in November.[17][18] Also, in the midst of talks, the possibility of the conglomerate going on a single list for the parliamentary elections is being considered.[19]

On Thursday, August 12, the conglomerate launched the Constituent Observatory Apruebo Dignidad, a think tank that brings together four study centers of parties and movements that are members of the coalition: Saberes Colectivos (Broad Front), Rumbo Colectivo (Democratic Revolution), La Casa Común (Common Force) and the Alejandro Lipschutz Institute of Sciences (Communist Party). The main objective of the project is the need to forge links between the Constitutional Convention and civil society for the monitoring and lifting of constitutional proposals, in addition to strengthening relations between the parties and movements that make up Apruebo Dignidad.[20]

On August 11, the parliamentary bench of Apruebo Dignidad was formalized, composed of the parties and movements of the conglomerate that have parliamentary representation (RD, CS, Comunes, Unir, PC, FREVS, AH). The objective of the bench would be to make better parliamentary coordination to face the projects that will be debated in Congress in the future, such as the 40-hour law, the tax on the super rich, among others. Likewise, the event ratified the support for Gabriel Boric's candidacy for the presidency.[21] Equality Party decided not to support Boric and raise a parallel parliamentary list with the Humanist Party called Dignidad Ahora.[22][23]

Composition

Party Abbr. Leader Ideology Coalition
Communist Party of Chile
Partido Comunista de Chile
PCCh Guillermo Teillier Communism
Marxism–Leninism
Chile Digno
Social Green Regionalist Federation
Federación Regionalista Verde Social
FREVS Jaime Mulet Regionalism
Green politics
Humanist Action
Acción Humanista
AH Tomás Hirsch New humanism
Social ecology
Christian Left of Chile
Izquierda Cristiana de Chile
IC Víctor Osorio Reyes Christian left
Christian socialism
Democratic Revolution
Revolución Democrática
RD Catalina Pérez Social democracy
Democratic socialism
Broad Front
Social Convergence
Convergencia Social
CS Gabriel Boric Libertarian socialism
Autonomism
Commons
Comunes
Comunes Karina Oliva Socialism of the 21st century
Autonomism
Unir Movement
Movimiento Unir
UNIR Marcelo Díaz Díaz Progressivism
Social democracy
Common Force
Fuerza Común
FC Fernando Atria Progressivism
Social democracy

Former members

Party Abbr. Leader Ideology Membership Coalition
Equality Party
Partido Igualdad
PI Guillermo González Socialism of the 21st century
Marxism
until August 2021
Chile Digno (Jun-Aug 2021)
Libertarian Left
Izquierda Libertaria
IL none Left-libertarianism
Libertarian socialism
until August 2021 Chile Digno

Election results

Presidential elections

Election year Candidate 1st Round 2nd Round Results
# Votes % Votes # Votes % Votes
2021 Gabriel Boric (CS) 1,325,232 20.94 TBA TBA

Constitutional Convention

Election Leader Votes % Seats +/– Rank Majority
2021 Daniel Jadue
Gabriel Boric
1,069,225 18.74
28 / 155
New 2nd AD+LdP+LdA+INN

References

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  3. ^ Digital, Red (January 12, 2021). "Bloque Antineoliberal Inscribió Pacto "Apruebo Dignidad" para Convención Constitucional".
  4. ^ Noticias, C. H. V. "Elección de constituyentes: Mira acá cuáles son la posiciones ideológicas de las 70 listas". CHV Noticias.
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  6. ^ "Antiderechos prometen impulsar leyes antiaborto en la próxima Constitución chilena". 19 April 2021.
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  8. ^ "Chile chooses independents to draft new constitution". www.aljazeera.com.
  9. ^ "Inscriben pacto "Apruebo Dignidad" con miras a la Convención Constitucional: Chile Digno, Frente Amplio, Igualdad, organizaciones sociales e independientes". Radio Nuevo Mundo. 12 January 2021. Retrieved 19 May 2021.
  10. ^ "Jorge Ramírez, presidente de Comunes: "Apruebo Dignidad se ha consolidado como la fuerza más importante con miras a disputar el gobierno a la Derecha" – Radio Nuevo Mundo" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-06-10.
  11. ^ "La nueva plataforma de oposición, Pliego Popular, presenta medidas para enfrentar la crisis económica del COVID-19".
  12. ^ Patricia López Pacto Apruebo Dignidad Presentó Ejes Programáticos Que Defenderán Sus Constituyentes En La Convención
  13. ^ Vuelven las “buenas migas”: FRVS manifiesta apoyo a candidatura presidencial de Daniel Jadue
  14. ^ "Partido Igualdad anuncia que apoyará la candidatura presidencial de Daniel Jadue". Puranoticia.cl.
  15. ^ "Una alianza fugaz: Partido Socialista se baja de primaria con Apruebo Dignidad « Diario y Radio Universidad Chile".
  16. ^ "Apruebo Dignidad y Chile Vamos: Servel confirma que solo habrán dos primarias presidenciales". 24Horas.cl. May 20, 2021.
  17. ^ "Las causas por la que Gabriel Boric es el presidenciable de Apruebo Dignidad".
  18. ^ "Gabriel Boric y Sebastián Sichel: el sorpresivo triunfo en las primarias de Chile de los dos primeros candidatos que buscarán la presidencia en noviembre". BBC News Mundo.
  19. ^ "Apruebo Dignidad inicia conversaciones y apuestan por lista parlamentaria única para noviembre". BioBioChile - La Red de Prensa Más Grande de Chile. July 21, 2021.
  20. ^ Observatorio Constituyente Apruebo Dignidad (17 July 2021). "Primer Comunicado Observatorio Constituyente Apruebo Dignidad". Saberes Colectivos.
  21. ^ P, Mónica Garrido y Carlos Reyes (August 11, 2021). "Nuevo grupo parlamentario en el Congreso: Frente Amplio y Partido Comunista oficializan formación de la bancada Apruebo Dignidad". La Tercera.
  22. ^ "Apruebo Dignidad conforma mesa política con partidos que apoyan candidatura de Boric y fija encuentro para la próxima semana". El Mostrador. 7 August 2021. Retrieved 17 August 2021.
  23. ^ "PARTIDO HUMANISTA Y PARTIDO IGUALDAD FIRMAN PACTO PARLAMENTARIO ANTE EL SERVEL". Partido Humanista. 2021-08-16. Retrieved 18 August 2021.