Chilean President-elect Gabriel Boric’s companion, Irina Karamenos, spoke about her relationship with Greece and said that “we need a feminist conception of politics”.
Boric is only 35 years old and is the youngest president in Chilean history.
Irina Karamanos, 32, spoke to TER 3 on the birthplace of his grandparents, Kimi, and his relationship with Gabriel Boric – who, at just 35, will be Chile’s youngest president.
She also revealed her plans and dreams for the future as Chile’s First Lady, a title she says is outdated.
Irina Karamanos studied anthropology and communication sciences in Germany, speaks four languages (Spanish, Greek, English and German) and is a member of the future ruling coalition, at the head of the Feminist Front.
His father, Georgios Karamanos, led the Greek community in Santiago in the 1980s.
Speaking to ERT3, she stressed that “the goal of the new government is equality, social justice and human rights”.
“Our challenge is to change the constitution, we need a feminist conception of politics,” said Irina Karamanos, adding that “the First Lady must play an active role in politics and diplomacy”.
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