Representatives of parties with parliamentary representation met in the former Congress this Friday. A day earlier, the presidents of the Senate and Chamber of Deputies also met with representatives of rural municipalities, SMEs and various study centers to hear their opinion on the process.
After differences were registered, various political forces with parliamentary representation resumed this Friday the 23rd, with dialogue surrounding the constitutional process and meeting in the Senate session room at the pre-Congress in the capital.
On this occasion, proposals such as the Chilean Vamos were presented to advance the itinerary and define the mechanisms of a new constitution.
At the end of the meeting, the president of the Senate, अलlvaro Elisalde, along with his counterpart in the chamber, Ral Soto, emphasized that the details of the agreement would not be disclosed until it was fully settled in all its details. go.
Along these lines, Senator Elisalde insisted that the talks Will continue next Thursday 29th and Friday 30th September And, on that occasion, the executive would join, through Segpress Minister, Ana Lia Uriarte.
“Negotiations have resumed today after a stalemate of a series of announcements made on the one hand and on the other. Finally, the dialogue between the parliamentary representation forces has been re-established, we want to assess what happened today and we have been called to continue this dialogue on Thursday and Friday next week”, said Senator Elisalde Told.
He specified that “Proposals from various parties and groups have been received. We are going to look into them and there will be time for bilateral meetings so that the groups arrive at common resolutions that allow the positions to be brought together.”
He added that “the proposals received will be analysed. They address issues such as the mechanism, the electoral system, equality, how the leading role of citizens is vested, and the guidelines of this new constituent body. There are differing positions on this.”
The president of the Senate said that “an important step has been taken by re-establishing this dialogue. We are still far from the agreement that Chile needs and deserves, but at least today, rebuilding a space that has A step has been taken to allow us to reach safely and reach a good settlement for Chile.”
Regarding consultations on the itinerary of the process, the MP stressed that “we are going to announce a possible agreement, when the agreement is done, so it should be completed. There was progress in some areas in the last session.” But since many others were not resolved, it caused a certain internal backlash in some of the parties that joined those agreements. We will notify the contract when it is complete, complete and all the details are included. It is a transparent for citizens Doesn’t stop the debate from happening, so the political parties are going to announce their proposals, they’re going to explain what was agreed in the meeting. But we can’t move the points of understanding because they are subject to many others I hope that in the next week’s meetings we can enter a small area”, said Senator Elisalde.
round of dialogue with civil society
President of the Senate, lvaro Elisalde, and the Chamber of Deputies, Ral SotoMet with various civil society organizations to collect the various opinions that exist about the constituent process.
The idea is that a new constitution should have as much input as possible to make them available to the dialogue process in Congress with a view to establishing an itinerary and mechanism allowing progress.
Heads of two branches of Congress met representatives of Association of Municipalities of Chile (AMUCH) and Association of Rural Municipalities (AMUR) To know the current perspective on the process from that area.
“It seems necessary to us to hear this perspective so that it can be included in the debate that is going to take place to elaborate a new constitution … the argument of the big cities or the urban world, including the reality of the rural world. which is diverse, complex and difficult,” Senator Elisalde said.
He said that municipalities can play a relevant role in disseminating the content of the new text to be prepared along with citizens’ demands and people’s participation. “He must play a fundamental role that must be rooted in the reform that enables the process,” the senator said.
In this sense, Jaime Escudero, Mayor of Pirac and President of Amur, along with Mayor of Zapallar and President of AMUCH, Gustavo Alessandri, highlighted the importance of “being part of the solution and supporting” the process, fulfilling the role of LINK. community with. “Chile needs a new constitution and we are not going to lose ourselves in that,” Alessandri said.
Later in the afternoon, the heads of the Senate and Chamber met with representatives of SMEs, including, Hector Sandoval, Vice President Konapime; Veronica Contreras, new president of Conapime; and Marcos Rivas, President Esec (Association of Entrepreneurs of Chile).
“SMEs have a very relevant weight in the generation of work in Chile and we all know that they have faced a lot of adversity, some to do with a situation and others to do with a growth model that is more to do with concentration. leads … the perspective of SMEs must be considered,” Senator Elisalde said.
Along these lines, the leaders of these organizations thanked them for the space given to them, arguing that they had not had the opportunity to present their proposals during the first process.
In the end, the operators of both branches of Congress received representatives from the most relevant study centers in the country.
“We gathered different perspectives, there are coincidences, there are also differences, there are different perspectives and in some aspects there were shared points of view,” Senator Elisalde said. with parliamentary representation