“If somebody wants to ask to me on the death of Pinochet, I will tell him that I am not going to give my opinion according to my political convictions”, Garcia said on Monday during a meeting with journalists at the Government Palace.
Pinochet will be cremated on Tuesday after a funeral at the military college in Santiago where he began a career that made him infamous around the world for human rights abuses.
Some 3,000 relatives, friends and top Chilean military officers were expected to pack a patio on the college grounds to bid farewell to a man who ruled Chile from 1973-90.
Chile’s center-left government denied Pinochet the full state funeral usually reserved for former presidents, angering the general’s supporters. President Michelle Bachelet, who was tortured during Pinochet’s rule, did not attend.