Peruvian politicians’ reactions to the death of former Chilean president Sebastián Piñera


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Former governor was aboard a helicopter that crashed, resulting in his death. The former president of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, was confirmed dead after the helicopter he was traveling in with his family crashed in the commune of Lago Ranco, in the Los Ríos region of Chile. The aircraft sank about 40 meters and the former president was unable to remove his seat belt and drowned. Three other occupants were able to swim to shore.

The helicopter took off in the middle of a day of rain and fog that affected the area. The death of Sebastián Piñera, at the age of 74, was met with condolences from politicians and leaders across the region. Former congressman Yonhy Lescano extended his condolences to the former president’s family and referred to the situation the country is experiencing due to forest fires.

Other politicians, including Juan Sheput, Alejandro Soto, César Acuña, Raúl Diez Canseco, and María del Carmen Alva, also expressed their condolences and shared their memories of the former president. The mayor of the Metropolitan Municipality of Lima, Rafael López Aliaga, mentioned that “his legacy will always be remembered.” The television host and daughter of former president Alan García, Carla García, recalled the closeness between her father and the former Chilean president.

Former president Martín Vizcarra, who is under investigation for corruption crimes, also expressed his condolences, as did Congressman Edward Málaga, the head of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Alberto Otárola, Parliamentarian Adriana Tudela, and former head of state Francisco Sagasti.

The death of Sebastián Piñera has been met with an outpouring of condolences and memories from political figures across the region. His legacy as a leader and a friend to many will be remembered.

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