Next week the communities must present their proposals on the composition and designation of the members who will form part of the independent body, which will be of a political nature.

Friday October 28, 2022 2:32 p.m.

Transversely assessing the good tone of the talks, representatives of the ruling party, the Christian Democracy, Amarillos and Chile Vamos resumed the multilateral meetings to advance in the materialization of the constituent agreement.

Thus, the impasse suffered last Wednesday in which the call was suspended at the last minute was left behind and the so-called “referee” of the constitutional bases was deepened in the discussion, which would already be ready to settle.

This, since the political parties agreed to establish a body of a political nature, an ad hoc commission for these purposes.

In this way, the initial proposals that aimed, in the case of the opposition, at Congress and the Supreme Court, and the Constitutional Court, by the ruling party were ruled out.

On this subject, the president of the Senate, Álvaro Elizalde (PS), announced that next week “Proposals will be received regarding the form of composition of this body, as well as the form of its designation or appointment.”

While the outgoing president of the Chamber of Deputies, Raúl Soto (PPD), described the appointment as “tremendously productive” and also added advances on the legal drafting of the 12 constitutional bases.

“We understand that these constitutional bases must be translated and must be part of the constitutional reform that gives way to this agreement to enable a new constitutional process. Therefore, we are going to begin the legal work to establish that proposal both at the multilateral table and also at the extended table,” Soto said.

The senator and president of Renovación Nacional, Francisco Chahuán, affirmed that for Chile Vamos “It is good progress that it is being established that it should be a body of a political nature the one who resolves and is the arbitrator to prevent these guiding bases of the process from being violated”.

In the ruling party, the senator and leader of the Democratic Revolution, Juan Ignacio Latorre, maintained that “although from the Broad Front, from Approve Dignity we had proposed in the first instance that the Supreme Court be the arbiter, if that does not generate consensus at the table, we are not going to be obtusely insisting on the point”.

Meanwhile, the president of the Socialist Party, Paulina Vodanovic, stated that in relation to the moment in which this supervisory body should function “given the experience we had, for example, with what was the harmonization commission, we are not of the opinion to wait for the entire document (new constitution) to be drafted for it to intervene”.

“It is not a body that is going to write the norm, but rather it is simply going to act as a safeguard for the bases and, in the event that the constituent body was exceeding said bases, it would return to the body for review,” Vodanovic specified.

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