Saturday, June 10, 2023

The debate begins in the Commission of Experts after the shower of changes to the draft

Political scientist Valentina Rosas, deputy director of Tenemos que hablar de Chile, a collaborative platform for citizen participation and dialogue, analyzed the main advances in terms of participation in the constitutional process.

Visits to the Subcommittees of Experts began this week to discuss the over 900 indications that modify the proposed Constitution that will be voted on in the next few days.

The subcommittee on principles met with the ombudsman for children, Fundación Iguales, Chile’s religious denominations, and the commission of experts on indigenous rights to hear their views on a new constitution for Chile.

For its part, the conversation in the Justice Subcommittee focused on autonomous bodies such as Servel and the Central Bank.

The debate on the amendments to the chapter on environmental protection was opened in the Rights Subcommittee, where 32 indications seek to integrate the first version of the chapter, which had only 3 articles. “The current constitutional discipline was not enough and it is necessary to give it greater relevance, something that we all shared”, he commented. Alessandra Krausspresident of the sub-commission, during the day of debate.

Teodoro Rivera, a member of the Subcommittee, added that “the environmental problems that Chile and the world are facing today are not problems for the future. Actually, we are living it today. Global warming, and therefore our commitment is now ”.

The Political System Subcommittee discussed the electoral system and measures to organize the National Congress, to avoid political fragmentation. The discussion moved to Political representation and participation when the amendment to the right to vote from the age of 16 was discussed about local and regional governments.

The countdown to the vote begins

On 15 April the polling stations and the list of polling stations for the vote on Sunday 7 May were announced. At the national level, the 50 representatives of the citizenry in the constitutional process will be determined.

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