Sunday, October 1, 2023

The article will be voted on again

A miscalculation on the part of the Republican Party caused chaos in the plenary session of the constitutional process and forced the repetition of the article respecting the constitutional basis on indigenous peoples in the constitutional text.

The plenary had to vote on the text approved by the Commission on Principles, Civil and Political Rights (Article 7, paragraph 1), which was rejected due to the abstention of the Republican bench and the dissenting vote of the adviser. Ivonne Mangelsdorff (RN). However, since it was exactly what the expert commission had suggested in the preliminary draft, constitutional basis number four was omitted.

This fact created a vacuum since, as agreed, the twelve constitutional foundations must be included in the text or wait until October 7 for the experts to come up with a better proposal.

Due to the Republican bench’s miscalculation, the session was adjourned, creating uncertainty about the future of indigenous peoples in the constitutional text.

After protocol negotiations, the ruling party unanimously decided to vote again on the article, which respects the constitutional basis for indigenous peoples. However, there were seven abstentions and four votes against on the Republican bench, which shows that there is a lack of coordination in the Community on this issue.

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