Ricardo Mewes, president of the Confederation of Production and Commerce (CPC), released various criticisms from the political world because he supported the new constitutional text. However, the leader of the Chilean business community described them as “baseless”, while Minister Jeannette Jara defended “the right to exercise one’s political opinion.”
The president of the Confederation of Production and Commerce (CPC), Ricardo Mewes, defended himself against the criticism generated by his statements about the proposal for the new Constitution.
“We need to look to the future, to close the spaces of legal uncertainty, so that we can take an important step in terms of attracting investments and economic growth,” said the businessman in an interview with Radio Pauta.
In that sense, he assured that “If we don’t agree, uncertainty will remain and it will become more complicated.”
These statements caused anger among some political figures. For example, the president of the Chamber, Ricardo Cifuentes (DC), pointed out that “Groups are always very careful with their statements and for me, this CPC thing violates this tradition.”
“I do not believe that all businessmen have the same opinion as Mr. Mewes and, if so, it is not good, because it means that this is the Constitution of businessmen,” he added.
For his part, deputy Luis Cuello, head of the PC bench, explained that “The CPC president’s support shows that the constitutional proposal is in line with the interests of economic groups and not the interests of citizens.”
Mewes defended himself against the criticism
In this regard, Mewes himself described the criticism against him as “baseless” and reiterated that “for us, from a business point of view, the new basic letter that will be proposed to the country in December addresses the issues that leave us complying with. what Chile needs.”
“Chile must create peace, legal certainty, security, and economic growth. (…) For me the elements we know are on the right path” added the leader of the Chilean business community.
In this context, he declared that he would vote in favor of the proposal for a new Magna Carta developed by the Constitutional Council.
Asked about this, the Minister of Labor, Jeannette Jara, said that the statements of Mewes “They are part of a democratic system like we have.”
“All people, including business owners and workers, are citizens and have the right to exercise their political opinion” Hill.