This is the country’s first budget for Gabriel Boric’s government, nearly two months into the work and a protocol of agreement with the opposition was signed on Friday by a mixed commission analyzing the proposal. That would be approximately $73 billion managed over 32 sports. Regarding the controversy, in which the opposition proposed to increase the Universal Guaranteed Pension (PGU), Minister Mario Marcel explained that “the budget law is a law that is valid for one year. When we talk about increasing the PGU, We’re making references.” For a permanent increase, not a one year increase”. So from La Moneda they do not believe that this should be done.
On this day voting begins in the lower house of 32 items of the 2023 budget law. The discussion is supported by a protocol agreement with the opposition, which prioritizes public investment, civil defence, social policies, education and health.
The opposition will thus press for the demand for an increase in the Universal Guaranteed Pension (PGU).
In addition, ex gratia pensions for victims of violence and even in the plan Buen Vivir Araucania can widen the gap between coin And this Congress,
Deputy of La Araucania, Henry Leal (udi) said Signed to increase PGU to 250 thousand pesos,
“The government has to provide new resources. That’s why we say now increase the PGU, increase the pension in this budget law (…) We say to Minister Marcel that we have every desire to increase the pension. It is up to you to sponsor this initiative”, argued Leal.
for deputy louis neck (PC), this sign recorded by the opposition “is about”A new trick to sabotage the discussionWith a desire to look after the backs of AFP who are watching how their business is going”.
Minister Marcel closes the door of increase in PGU within the budget law
Finance Minister, mario marcelExplained that not everything committed will go into this budget and closed the door to the requests of the opposition to increase the PGU to 250 thousand pesos within the budget law.
,Budget law is a law that is valid for one year, When we talk of increasing PGU, we are talking about sustainable increase and not one year increase, said the Secretary of State.
What is committed is that a small legislation will come to fix the problems of access to PGUs and ‘PGUs in your neighbourhood’ program to facilitate processing.
9 point document
9 point document It has committed to, among other things, the purchase of about 3,000 vehicles for police officers between 2022 and 2024, reducing operating losses from 54% to 16%. Money was also allocated for the same purpose in institutions like PDI and Customs.
In health, the per capita rate of primary care increases to 10,000 pesos per patient., In educationwhereas, Allow the use of surpluses from the Solidarity Education FundAbout 20 billion pesos, without reducing the state’s contribution to the Liceos Bicentenario.
Is This is the first budget law that includes an item for regional governments.Sanction of funds for purchase of land for opening roads or streets in urban and rural areas.
La Radio’s sources assured that there are some pending suspicions that could be the motive of the signal.
In this sense, Good Living Plan and Resources given to the National Corporation for Indigenous Development can be a source of conflict,
Security agreement between the opposition and the government
The opposition and the government agreed that the plan against organized crime would have the resources, with the initiative being presented before 31 January.
miguel meladoThe deputy RN member of the mixed commission specified that reaching agreement does not mean that there are new signals.
“The issue of efficiency and transparency in public investment, civil defence, prosecuting crime and spending were strengthened,” the legislator said.
Whereas in terms of employment, it was the ruling party that spoke about the need to allow the use of the contingency program against unemployment. It will be activated when the region, province or commune records an unemployment rate above 8%,
Head of the Communist Party Chair, boris barrerainsisted that the executive agreed to set aside this contribution and that it consider unemployment from communal to national.
“We were concerned about a possible increase in unemployment next year. Unemployment over 8%, plans will be activated for the recovery of employment, ”said Deputy Barrera.
Whereas, Deputy DC, Ricardo Cifuentes -which also integrated the Mixed Commission- said they would be careful that La Moneda fulfills all these commitments during 2023.
Cifuentes made a point about the increase in funding for Fosis, questioning that it had not appeared in the original proposal and should be increased in negotiations. DC estimated a $1 billion increase in this headcount, but said it was not enough.
“We have forgotten in Chile that there is still a significant percentage of people living in indescribable poverty. The executive understood this, increased it by one billion pesos, but it is not enough”, said the MP.
Legislative debate by destination of public funds
Public exchequer is another issue that can create differences. Here is a glowing discussion on ex-gratia pension for the victims of human rights violations in the so-called social outbreak.
What is complicating, however, is that the executive did not sponsor a resolution that sought to add pensions to people who suffered losses of property, homes and commerce.
So things Around $73 billion will be managed across 32 sports The vote in the Chamber will be held between Monday and Wednesday, which can be extended until Thursday if necessary.
Next week it will be processed in the Senate. The fatal deadline for processing is Tuesday, November 29.