President of the Chamber's Constitutional Commission, Deputy Matías Walker (DC), appreciated the opening of a government to work on a new constitution, following the announcement by Minister Gonzalo Bumel of launching the process to create a new Magna Carta.
Legislator Falange expressed disagreement with the image of the Constituent Congress.
"The value that the Government opens once and for all to discuss the new Constitution"Until a week ago they said it was not a priority for the citizens, but a force, peaceful demonstrations, council calls and I want to highlight the citizens' counseling to which the mayors of all political backgrounds convened, finally made the government that will be true," he said.
"I don't like the character of the Constituent Congress. I prefer to talk about the Constitutional Convention, which was the terminology that captured the project of the Bachelet Government.", the deputy added.
In turn, the President of the Radical Party Carlos MaldonadoHe stressed that the Government is open to a new Basic Charter because it is an announcement going in the right direction, although he assured that the first step must be a binding referendum.
"We continue to strongly support our proposal and demand that the first step be a binding referendum in which citizens declare the need for a new Constitution. and about the most representative and democratic mechanism through which it seems to me that this process of building a new Basic Charter must be carried out, "said the former Minister of Justice.
In addition, Maldonado called for limited deadlines and broad citizen participation in the process.
"Before this announcement by the Government that it will open a new constitution, we believe in two things. First, that this must necessarily be done in concert with the opposition in order for the process to be legitimate, and second, that the agreement reached must correspond to a process with limited deadlines and broad and binding citizen participation, "he said.
The wide front highlights the opening of the government
Meanwhile, from a wide front, a deputy Gabriel Boric Through his Twitter account, he said he was pleased to understand that the new Constitution was a priority, but that it was a procedure "It's as important as the result, because it will play legitimacy. A plebiscite and voter choice are essential."
In addition, he said that the instance for creating a new Constitution must be different from the current Parliament and elected specifically for this purpose and that citizens are required to make decisions, not just participate.
To the "Constituent Congress" proposed by the Government 2 observations:
1-. The substance of the creation of the new Constitution must be different from that of the present Parliament, and it has been specifically elected for this purpose.
2. Citizens demand that they decide, not just participate.
That's why we'll work.
– Gabriel Boric Font (@gabrielboric) November 11, 2019
Meanwhile, the deputy Giorgio Jackson (RD) said the Gobioern signal was "going in the right direction but is ambiguous" because the choice of a democratic and representative body authorized to draft a new constitution is what is called the Constituent Assembly, if the task is delegated to Congress, as the government announced several problems. "