Saturday, February 4, 2023

Boric asked not to “delay forever” the decision on Chile’s new constituent process.

“This has to stop, they can’t delay it forever,” Boric declared after participating this Saturday in the government’s public account for citizen participation.

Boric insisted that “everyone has to give in to reach an agreement” and “we have pointed out that it is important for us that the process has civic legitimacy and that it requires that the constituents be elected, so we raised Is.”

The President has highlighted that “from the opposition they have been in different positions”, but “the important thing is that we reach agreements.”

“We trust the citizens and the citizens to decide the norms. So we believe that the convention has to be chosen. This is what we have maintained”, he highlighted.

“Citizen participation is not a favor that we, from the state, are doing to you. It is a right earned by the accomplished”, he asserted.

Chilean political parties are negotiating a formula to promote a new constituent process following the rejection in a referendum on 4 September of the draft constitution prepared by the Constitutional Convention.

This Wednesday, Chile’s Senate rejected lawyer José Morales as the new national prosecutor after great uncertainty ahead of a vote in the chamber that had to gather the votes of 33 senators.

With 31 votes in favor, 6 against and 8 abstentions, the plenary rejected the proposal of the executive to replace George Abbott, former head of the Ministry of Public Affairs, for his management amid cases of illegal financing of political campaigns. Questioned.

It is the first time in its history that the Senate has rejected a presidential nomination for a national prosecutor.

With the upper house’s rejection, the Supreme Court must again begin the process of electing a new national prosecutor, until a new candidate is elected to the Senate, which once again has the power to approve or reject the president’s new proposal. Will have the last word.

Some projections gave a narrow result for José Morales this Wednesday morning, with the likelihood that his candidacy would be rejected by a minimum.

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