Gabriel Boric

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Gabriel Boric
Gabriel Boric Font.jpg
Deputy of the Chamber of Deputies of Chile for the 60th district
In office
11 March 2014 – 10 March 2018
Preceded by Miodrag Marinovic, Marinovic Solo de Zaldívar
President of the University of Chile Student Federation
In office
19 December 2011[1] – 28 November 2012[2]
Preceded by Camila Vallejo
Succeeded by Andrés Fielbaum
Personal details
Born (1986-04-11) 11 April 1986 (age 32)
Punta Arenas, Chile
Nationality Chilean
Political party Independent
Residence Punta Arenas, Chile
Alma mater University of Chile
Occupation Politician
Profession Law graduate

Gabriel Boric Font (born February 11, 1986, in Punta Arenas)[3] is a politician, currently serving as a member of the Chamber of Deputies, representing District 60 of Punta Arenas, and former Chilean student leader. In the 2013 parliamentarian elections he ran as an independent candidate and was elected deputy for District 60 of the Region of Magallanes and the Chilean Antarctic.

As a graduate of the Faculty of Law at the University of Chile, he was president of the FECH in 2012.[4] He was part of the student movement Izquierda Autonoma and director of Fundacion Nodo XXI.[5]

Biography[edit]

Born in Punta Arenas in 1986, son of Luis Javier Boric Scarpa, of Croatian descent, chemical engineer and for more than four decades public employee at ENAP,[6] and of Maria Soledad Font Aguilera, of Spanish descent, from Catalonia specifically.[7][8]

Boric studied at The British School in his hometown.[9][10] He then moved to Santiago to study at the Faculty of Law at the University of Chile in 2004,[11] from where he later graduated, although he has yet to obtain the Law degree and his professional title as lawyer.

Student Leader[edit]

In 1999 and 2000 Boric participated in the re-establishment of the Federation of Secondary School Students of Punta Arenas.[12]

While at university, he joined the political collective Izquierda Autonoma, initially known as “Estudiantes Autonomos” (Autonomous Students). He was counselor to the student federation of his faculty in 2008, president of the Law Students' Center in 2009, year in which he led a protest for 44 days against the deacon Roberto Nahum,[13] and represented students as a university senator.[14]

He was candidate for the leadership of the Federation of Students of the University of Chile on the list “Creando Izquierda” in the elections of December 5 and 6 of 2011, in which he was elected president with 30.52% of the votes, defeating Camila Vallejo, who was then president of the federation and running for re-election on the list Young Communists of Chile.[15]

During his time as president of the FECH he had to face the second part of the student mobilizations that began in 2011, becoming one of the principal spokespersons of the Federation of Chilean Students.[16]

In 2012 he was included on the list of 100 young leaders of Chile, published by the Saturday magazine of the newspaper El Mercurio, in collaboration with the University Adolfo Ibanez.[17]

Deputy[edit]

In 2013 he ran in the parliamentarian elections as an independent candidate to represent District 60, which encompasses the Region of Magallanes and the Chilean Antarctic. He was elected with 26.18% of the votes, finishing with the highest number of votes of any candidate in the region.[18][19] Media have highlighted the fact that Boric was elected outside of an electoral pact,[20] thereby successfully breaking through the Chilean bi-nominal election system.[21][22][23][24]

He was sworn in as deputy on March 11, 2014. He sits on the Permanent Commissions for Human Rights and Original Peoples; Extreme Zones and the Chilean Antarctic; and Labor and Social Security.

Electoral history[edit]

2013 Parliamentary Elections[edit]

Candidate List Party Votes % Result
Gabriel Boric Independent (No list) IND 15 418 26,2 Deputy
Juan Morano New Majority PDC 10 753 18,27 Deputy
Domingo Rubilar New Majority PPD 8122 13,8
Karim Bianchi Independent (No list) IND 7999 13,59
Sandra Amar Alianza ILJ 6581 11,18
Gloria Vilicic Alianza RN 6510 11,06
Rodrigo Utz Independent (No list) IND 2613 4,44
Margarita Novakovic Partido Regionalista de los Independientes PRI 545 0,92
Jorge Patricio Ivelic Partido Regionalista de los Independientes PRI 300 0,5

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grupo Copesa (7 December 2011). "Boric tras vencer en elecciones Fech: 'Los adversarios no están en la universidad, están en el gobierno y el parlamento' - Nacional - LA TERCERA". Retrieved 4 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Andrés Fielbaum asume presidencia de la FECh". Terra. Retrieved 4 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Gabriel Boric: El magallánico que quiere desbancar a Camila Vallejo". El Magallanews.cl, Noticias de Punta Arenas y Magallanes. Retrieved 4 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Nuevo presidente de la FECh se desmarca de "partidos políticos tradicionales" y critica a Gajardo". LaSegunda.com. Retrieved 4 August 2015. 
  5. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20131117091938/http://www.nodoxxi.cl/quienessomos/. Archived from the original on November 17, 2013. Retrieved July 24, 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20131202235102/http://www.laprensaaustral.cl/files/suplementos/sofa_80.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 2, 2013. Retrieved July 24, 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ COPESA, Consorcio Periodistico de Chile S.A. "Mi manifiesto: Gabriel Boric, presidente de la Fech". Retrieved 4 August 2015. 
  8. ^ COPESA, Consorcio Periodistico de Chile S.A. "El magallánico que llega a tomar el control de la Fech". Retrieved 4 August 2015. 
  9. ^ "The British School : List of alumni" (PDF). Britishschool.cl. Retrieved 2015-08-10. 
  10. ^ "Gabriel Boric, el "magallánico fundamentalista" de la FECh". Terra. Retrieved 4 August 2015. 
  11. ^ COPESA, Consorcio Periodistico de Chile S.A. "La historia del rival de Camila Vallejo". Retrieved 4 August 2015. 
  12. ^ "Gabriel Boric Font - Reseñas Biográficas Parlamentarias". Retrieved 4 August 2015. 
  13. ^ CODISA, Consorcio Digital S.A. (12 June 2009). "Los verdugos de Nahum". Retrieved 4 August 2015. 
  14. ^ [1]Template:Date=August 2015
  15. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20130622182124/http://elecciones.fech.cl/. Archived from the original on June 22, 2013. Retrieved July 24, 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  16. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20121029050613/http://fech.cl/5-exigencias-fundamentales-para-un-nuevo-sistema-educacional/. Archived from the original on October 29, 2012. Retrieved July 24, 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  17. ^ "Red de Líderes. - Gabriel Boric Font (26)". Retrieved 4 August 2015. 
  18. ^ a b http://www.eleccionservel.cl/ELECCIONES2013/diputado. Retrieved July 24, 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)[dead link]
  19. ^ Grupo Copesa (17 November 2013). "Vallejo, Jackson, Boric, Cariola y Fuentes: Las caras del movimiento social y estudiantil que llegan al Congreso". Retrieved 4 August 2015. 
  20. ^ "Cuatro emblemáticos ex dirigentes estudiantiles son electos diputados". Emol. Retrieved 4 August 2015. 
  21. ^ "Edición del 18/11/2013 Página 01- Diario El Pingüino". Retrieved 4 August 2015. 
  22. ^ "Gabriel Boric, el diputado que derrotó al binominal: "Nuestro voto no está en venta al mejor postor"". Diario y Radio Uchile. 21 November 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2015. 
  23. ^ "El nuevo mapa electoral y las claves que dejó la elección parlamentaria - Diario Financiero". M.df.cl. 2013-11-18. Retrieved 2015-08-10. 
  24. ^ "Diputados: Nueva Mayoría logra una decena de doblajes contra uno de la Alianza". Cooperativa.cl. Retrieved 4 August 2015.