Fernando Atria former conventionalist and academic at the University of Chile, spoke to Last look about his time at the Constitutional Convention and how he observes the work of the current Council.
“There was one at the convention political conversation with those who have always been excluded from the usual political conversations to which we are accustomed. And I think that was an extraordinary experience,” he said.
Regarding criticism of the body of which he was a member, he explained: “Everyone today is trying to completely discredit the Convention, but Ironically, the Convention showed much more ability to respond to what was happening outside (…). “She was receptive.”
There was “an attempt” to ridicule the Constitutional Convention
“It was a conventional man who played his speech on the guitar, and one person voted in the shower, it was another person who made incense burners (…). If you add all that, In the usual string that is usually entered, refer to about four or five conventional characters“ He explained the controversies that the panel was perpetuating.
The lawyer believes that in these situations there was a campaign “to transform individual achievements into a characterization of the Convention”.
“I think there was a campaign to turn individual performances into one Characterization of the convention“, said the lawyer.
“I think that There was an attempt to ridicule the Convention That was going on from the beginning and took advantage of certain things that were happening,” Atria said.
The future of the Constitutional Council
With a view to the future of the new procedure, the scientist emphasized that the surveys “revealed a predominantly opposite position to rejection”.
“We already knew the de facto communication power of the right, so we still have to see whether they can use it to overcome today’s poll result,” he added.
In addition, he emphasized that after the December referendum, in which the new constitutional proposal must be approved or rejected, “the problems that led to the (social) outbreak will be resolved.” they will remain as they were“.