One week after the UDI's internal elections, the senator Juan Antonio Coloma, publicly gave its support Javier Macaia as a possible future president of the UDI, instead of the current representative Jacqueline van Risselberg.
"At this point, and between two good candidates, I choose the mystique, the new energy and the ability to form Javier Macaiah's teamshe remarked.
"I talked to Jacqueline. I told him that just as the world and Chile are changing, UDI also needs new energy (…) I am very loyal to her, it is mutual. I have the best relationship, but that does not override me to think. The day I cancel the thought of what is convenient for UDI will not run my ideas. And these are political reflections, especially on the right side. "
On the question of whether the Mayor's meeting of the former peninsula with Jair Bolsonaro provoked his support for Macaya, Coloma revealed that "I expected Haddad to lose, but it had to be part of an internal discussion, one to expect the candidate to win and the other to identify himself with what he said in the campaign,– he said Mercury
He added that the winner's relationship with the government should be positive. "I do not see a copernic difference between the two lists in terms of relations with the government: UDI has a good relationship, and the role in the future is to contribute to new ideas that the government always believes that UDI is a reliable element"
"The most important thing is first to try to develop coincidences, see how we can compete and influence, and the logic of governance is not easy, and when there is a point, I always want to pick it up alone, if it's essential make public, make it public "he added.
Finally, Coloma concluded this "We have to try to ensure that the government has as many principles as possible in the UDI: I am more of a UDI that there is no doubt." Jaim Gusman always opposed someone talking about "Guzman." is the complete failure of the project because if it is based only on people, they continue to this person. "