The National Meeting of the Christian Democracy (DC) was set for next July 16. Crucial date to decide the official party option for the Approval or Rejection of the new Constitution. However, during the National Council on Wednesday, June 22, the first indications were given about how things are coming.
The discussion focused on the need –by a group– to advance the conclave to July 6. This is because the Electoral Service (Servel) announced that between July 5 and 6 it will open the registration process for political parties to participate in the campaign for the exit plebiscite that will vote for the new Constitution.
The motion, associated with the Servel schedule, was presented by the national president of the JDC, Paulina Mendoza; Senator and DC Vice President Yasna Provoste; and by the national adviser Luis Acevedo.
Among those who resisted changing the date was deputy Joanna Pérez, who argued – in the middle of a heated discussion – that the Board should not be moved and that no one should give her or her party orders.
Finally, everything was settled with the vote. The result was 32 votes (84%) for the Approval of the date change; and 6 votes (16%) for Rejection and keeping the date initially set.
Those familiar with the internal dynamics of the phalanx point out that this was a sample and a real preview of what could happen in the National Board, to be held now on Wednesday, July 6.