The project on the new Constitution of Chili is already written so that the Constitutional Council, controlled by the extreme right After the May elections, the debate begins next Wednesday and the final text of the new Magna Carta is written, which would mean the end of the current one drafted in 1980.
The Expert Commission formed a body of 24 specialists from different areas elected by Congress and worked for three months on a draft that will be the basis for the 51 members of the Constitutional Council, who will have a period of 5 months to present the final project.
The project on the new constitution was drafted after the “Agreement for Chile”a treaty signed by all political parties with parliamentary representation, except the Republican Party, which establishes 12 principles or institutional bases to be taken into account by the Expert Commission.
Within the framework of the agreement, regulations were approved such as the reinforcement of the current functions of the Election Qualifying Tribunal and the Electoral Service; the protection of the environment, which must include “the conservation, preservation, restoration and regeneration of the functions and balances of nature, and its biodiversity“; and the autonomy of the Central Bank, which will have the objective “to ensure the stability of prices and the normal functioning of internal and external payments”.
The right and control over the Constitutional Council
The drafting of a new constitution took place in a context of control by the Chilean right, a sector that was victorious in the elections for constitutional councilors on May 7.
The ultra-right centered in the Republican Party gave the bump and won the elections in Chile to elect the 50 constitutional advisers who must draft the new magna Carta, after the rejection of the previous process, born from the social outbreak of 2019.
The match of Jose Antonio Kast, the former presidential candidate who came in second in the elections in which the president was victorious Gabriel Boric, He obtained 35.53% of the votes in the recount, with 95% counted, and placed first over the 28.34% of Unidad de Chile, the pro-government movement.