I choose to run on the Republicano platform because there was a time, many decades ago, when that meant more than a political stance. There was a time when to be a Republicano was to be against tyranny, and for a democratic Chilean nation. A time when the people of Chile were united under one banner, and not divided by partisan discord. This was the Golden Age of our nascent nation - an age I wish to restore. I shall forge a united government, for the people and for the nation. I shall sweep aside the nepotism that has come to dominate our political landscape, and unveil a new dawn on the Chilean Republic.
- General Charles Maximilien, Prince de Conti