President Boric advocated for a new constituent process with a limited time frame and the support of a commission of experts. “There are things that should be clear,” the president said. “I think you don’t have to satisfy every demand for identity that exists in society,” he said.
President Gabriel Borik assured that a new component process Its time frame should be short and there should be a committee of experts.
It was said during the forum “The New Chile Politics and Its Regional Implications”, of the World Leaders Program at Columbia University.
On this occasion, the President was consulted on the mechanism for a new constitution after the victory of disapproval.
Let us remember that political parties are still negotiating a mechanism that would allow the constitutional process to continue amid tensions with the government.
Boric and the New Component Process: The New Convention “With Clear Boundaries and Timelines”
In this regard, Borik cautioned, assuring that “this is a very sensitive question, because at the moment there are talks in Congress to decide how to continue.”
and when he admitted that “The government has an opinion on how to proceed,” He added that “we also recognize that our main role today is to facilitate and govern that agreement.”
Similarly, despite stressing that La Moneda “does not intend to guide Congress as to the contents of that agreement,” it added that “Yes, there are some things that should be clear.”
“The people of Chile voted with a majority vote on October 25, 2020 for a new constitution, written by a 100% elected body for that purpose. Hence, the idea that a new constitution is only an agreement between parties or designated experts. reached through the agreement, would not respond to the mandate that the Chilean people had established”, Boric said.
Next, he pointed to a new conference “with clear boundaries and deadlines” in addition to a committee of experts.
“I hope we will have a new conference with clear boundaries; maybe a shorter time frame.” taking into account past experience; And support from a committee of experts or people who contribute to making the discussion easier and more digestible for all,” he said.
“I hope we have a constitution that is a meeting point and not a pivot of division that will continue to contend with us for many more decades,” he said.
Finally, he pointed to a “more general constitution that, I think, does not need to address every demand for identity that exists in society.”