Former Spanish Prime Minister José María Aznar delivers closing speech at the Conference of Youth Leadership at Universidad Andrés Bello

29/12/2010


Former Spanish Prime Minister José María Aznar delivers closing speech at the Conference of Youth Leadership at Universidad Andrés Bello

During the visit, which was organized by the Foundation for Analysis and Social Studies (Faes) and Universidad Andrés Bello, the Former Prime Minister of Spain reflected on the important role played by the young in Chile's democracy.

In his speech, Aznar referred to the social challenges confronting the new generation of young people in Latin America, and in particular those that involve a young democracy. In his view, because of globalization, democracy experiences a constant challenge to prove itself as the only relevant political system.

The relevance of the market economy and its extension in the world also was the subject of his speech: "Today there are more than 3 billion human beings involved in the global economy who are seeking the same levels of participation in a scenario that is no longer configured like it was a mere decade ago. There are more than just a few important changes. For one, we don't talk about the G8 anymore, but now about the G20."