Tomorrow ends the stipulated period for submitting observations to the Constitutional Commission of the Lower House, in relation to the constitutional reform project that would allow the fourth withdrawal of pension funds.
However, the decision to present indications to constitute income has caused internal differences in the conglomerate of Apruebo Dignidad, due to the lack of consensus on the implementation of the restrictions. In this context, Gabriel Boric maintains that “we are working fraternally with all the parties of Approve Dignity to have a common position regarding the indications.”
The presidential candidate declined to provide further information on the situation within the pact, due to the internal differences caused by this decision. Along these lines, Boric pointed out that “I prefer not to refer to that in detail because we are finishing talking about it.”
In addition, the current deputy for Magallanes indicated that “we are going to insist in all instances, be it in the Chamber of Deputies or the Senate, to carry out a public policy that, on the one hand, helps people and, on the other, does not be regressive ”.
A few hours after the deadline to present observations, Congresswoman Alejandra Sepúlveda regretted that there is no coordination in the Approve Dignity coalition, and asserted that “as the Green Regionalist Federation we do not agree on this. We believe that quotas is absolutely counterproductive but, even more so, the incorporation of taxes ”.
Also, in relation to the debate about who would benefit from this fourth withdrawal, the parliamentarian stated that “the people who today have the resources to withdraw are people who have a pension record, and have had job stability. They are not rich people ”.
Similarly, the deputy of the Communist Party, Boris Barrera, explained that the project of the fourth retirement is necessary due to the situation that the citizens are experiencing, since “people have not recovered economically, people are having a bad time.” Likewise, he emphasized that citizens “need to be able to re-start. Many of them are asking us to process this fourth withdrawal as soon as possible, without tax, and hopefully without fees ”.
On the other hand, the deputy of Social Convergence, Diego Ibáñez, regretted that currently “there are not yet the votes to approve the fourth withdrawal.” However, he clarified that the Broad Front voted in favor of this project and now they seek to “make it visible so that it comes out as soon as possible.”
This constitutional reform that would allow the fourth withdrawal of funds requires 93 votes in the Chamber to be approved in general and in particular, and the voting date was set for next September 22 by decision of the Constitutional Commission of the Lower House.