A group of candidates from UDI for the Constitutional Council have expressed their intention to remove the power of the president to grant pardons. This comes after President Gabriel Boric issued several pardons, prompting the UDI candidates to ask that the power be eliminated from the new Constitution. Rodrigo Delgado, a former minister and candidate, argued that such decisions undermine the goal of promoting security. Other political parties responded differently to the UDI’s request, with the candidate of PPD stating that the power should be modified instead of eliminated. In the meantime, the Expert Commission has received the National Prosecutor, who stressed the importance of keeping the institution’s autonomy.
A group of UDI candidates for the Constitutional Council announced that they will seek to eliminate the presidential power to grant pardons.
In summary, the group of UDI candidates for the Constitutional Council has publicly announced their intention to seek the elimination of the presidential power to grant pardons. They urge President Gabriel Boric to refrain from exercising this power until the constituent process is finished. The stance of other political pacts towards this request varies. As the Expert Commission continues to receive various representatives, the importance of maintaining autonomy and independence in institutions is highlighted, as well as the need for modifications and improvements in their selection systems. This ongoing discussion reflects the intricate nature of constitutional reform and the many aspects that must be considered.