In the midst of the talks to close the constituent agreement for a new Magna Carta, the president of the UDI, Javier Macaya, affirmed that it is possible that an end to the talks will not be reached for this month.
“If rushing means doing things wrong and making the mistakes that were made in the previous process, I prefer not to reach an agreement in November,” he told Third.
The statements mark the first time that one of the leaders of the parties that make up the constitutional dialogues has questioned reaching an agreement in November. This after all the communities, from the UDI to the Communist Party, said that the talks should be closed this month.
In this line, Macaya indicated that “I do not rule out that due to the maximalism of the left and the voluntarism of exactly repeating the exercise that failed on September 4, it is a matter of repeating everything in the same way.”
“Talking about a hundred people is not very different from talking about 155 at the moment in Chile today where the concerns we have in terms of security and economy are super important. We have a commitment in this matter, we support it, but we must do things well. If you have to take a little more time to do things well, we don’t rule it out,” he added.
On the other hand, the UDI helmsman criticized, according to him, the position of the ruling party.
“Hopefully an agreement can be reached, but that depends more today on the ability of the ruling party to realize it, on the part of the left that intends to repeat exactly the same exercise that failed in the previous process. If that continues In this way, I have no doubt that we are going to take longer because the delay has had to do fundamentally with it and with that maximalism of repeating exactly what failed,” he commented.
It should be noted that the words of the UDI helmsman come one day after the President of the Republic, Gabriel Boric, ordered the parties not to continue prolonging the talks for a new Constitution.
“I hope that this agreement does not continue to be delayed, because those who legitimately campaigned for the Rejection but promising a new Constitution, it is important that they take charge of that promise as well,” declared the President.