Frei downplays importance of Enríquez-Ominami campaign and says he is only concerned about the opposition

The left-wing presidential candidate stressed that he "was chosen to run in order to defeat the right in December".

05 de Mayo de 2009 | 13:06 | El Mercurio Online

SANTIAGO.- “They chose me as a candidate in order to defeat the right wing in December. That is what I am concerned with.  That is my objective and that is what I am working on”.

This was the response given by the Concertación presidential candidate, Senator Eduardo Frei, after he was asked about the presidential campaign of Deputy Marco Enríquez-Ominami.

In response to excuses given by the opposition, the senator was also pushed not to move ahead on the change to a two-party system and indicated that there are other legislative priorities.

While referring to the matter, Frei stated that “the right has never agreed to change it in 18 years and I don’t think they are going to want to change now in two weeks”.

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