Commission approves draft regulation proposal for the Convention


© Diego Martin

Marathon days have been lived in the Constitutional Convention, whose eight transitory commissions have worked against the clock in order to dispatch their normative proposals for the organization of the organ no later than 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, August 28. Regulations, in fact, met this morning and approved the draft that will be discussed in plenary.

The instance was summoned for 9:30 today -in a telematic way- to review the text, which was finally approved by 30 votes in favor and one against, of the former PC deputy, Hugo Gutiérrez.

The coordinator of the instance, the conventional Amaya alvez (RD) published on his Twitter account: “With 30 votes in favor, the draft Regulation that will guide the path of the CC is approved.”

Adding that “Thank you for the collective and committed work of everyone in this historic process! Next week we will work on harmonizing the proposals of the commissions “.

According to the schedule proposed by the Board of Directors of the CC, the debate and vote in the Plenary should take place during the second week of September.

Human Rights Commission

For its part, Human Rights Commission of the Convention managed to finalize its proposal for the regulation at 4:00 this morning.

Among the points that were defined -and that extended the session- was that of replace the institution of Carabineros by “a public service that exercises the police function with unrestricted respect for human rights”, as detailed by the conventional Manuel Woldarsky (LDP) in his social networks. A proposal that was finally approved by the instance.

For his part, the constituent Felipe Harboe (PPD) also reported on his Twitter account how the day of definitions progressed. The former senator published, for example, that “they have just approved in a human rights commission that the secrecy clause of the Valech report and the amnesty law should be repealed; that the activists do not have disabilities and it was rejected to disqualify those who exercise violence ”.

In the same space and after finishing the vote, the former member of the Upper House pointed out that “many norms were approved that even the secretary warned of their unconstitutionality, so we will evaluate appealing them.”

Constitutional summary: The milestones that marked the week of the Convention

Several definitions took place in this last week prior to the deadline to deliver the normative proposals. One of the first was lived on Tuesday, when the Plenary discussed the standardization of the deadlines for the eight transitory commissions, which – and although it had been approved in general on August 17 – ended up ratifying this Saturday 28 as the maximum term.

In the instance, it was also agreed that Regulation -which during the last days had to vote more than 500 amendments to its draft- You will have to systematize the proposals of the rest of the committees to present them to all the members of the CC.

On Friday, meanwhile, Regulation defined one of the most controversial aspects of the body: Article 71, referring to the quorum required for the final approval of the proposal of the new Constitution, which was set at 2/3 of the constituents in office.

And, in parallel, the Popular Participation Commission approved the holding of a final plebiscite regarding “certain constitutional norms” who do not achieve 2/3 but who have obtained a vote equal to or greater than 3/5.

Minister Delgado: “Let’s not fall into this belief that the history of the Carabineros can be erased with a stroke of the pen”

Asked about this issue, Minister Delgado said that “Carabineros de Chile does tremendously important work throughout the national territory” and assured that most Chileans ask for “greater police presence.”

“Let’s not fall for this, this belief that by raising a political point, one can erase with a stroke the history of an institution as relevant as the Carabineros de Chile,” said Delgado.

In this line he added that “Our work as a government, in addition to respecting of course the Constituent Convention (…), our work is precisely to strengthen the institutions, strengthen the police and in that there is a legislative agenda, an administrative agenda and the reform of Carabineros as central axis of the changes that in our opinion must be made in an institution that is valued by a majority of sensible people in this country”.

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