The plenary session of the Constitutional Council began with the review of the proposed constitution with the vote on Chapter I on the topic “Basics of the constitutional order“. Case in which Article 1(1) was rejected, which stated that “Every person is a person“, in which four directors of Chile Vamos abstained.
“Human dignity is inviolable and the basis of law and justice. Every person is a person. People are free and equal in dignity and rights. “Respecting and guaranteeing them is the highest duty of the political community and its legal form,” said the section on which the opposition requested a separate vote.
There were 29 yes votes, 17 no votes and 4 abstentions.
Meanwhile, for example Section 1 of the bill was approved with 50 votes in favour It says: “Human dignity It is inviolable and the basis of law and justice. People are born free and equal in dignity and rights. Their respect and guarantee is the highest duty of the political community and its legal form.”
The Commission’s proposed subsection 2 of Article 1 was also adopted by the ruling party with 34 votes in favor and 16 abstentions, which states: “The family is the basic unit of society. It is the duty of the state and society to protect families and promote their strengthening.”
By the same vote, the first paragraph of Article 12 was adopted, which states: “The state of Chile is legally social and democratic which recognizes fundamental rights and freedoms as well as constitutional obligations and promotes the progressive development of social rights under the principle of fiscal responsibility and through state and private institutions.
In addition, with 33 votes in favor of the opposition, paragraph 1 of Article 4 was approved, which states: “The State of Chile shall adopt for its government the democratic republic with separation of powers and presidential regime.” Sovereignty rests with the Chilean people, a single and indivisible nation. and shall be exercised by it through periodic elections, plebiscites and the powers specified in this Constitution. No part of the population, person, institution or group can assume responsibility for its practice.”