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The PP warns that the pardoned "they will re-offend" and Calvo accuses him of going "behind Vox" to Columbus
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The PP warns that the pardoned "they will re-offend" and Calvo accuses him of going "behind Vox" to Columbus

The PP spokesperson in Congress, Cuca Gamarra, warned this Wednesday that the pro-independence leaders condemned for the procés they do not have "purpose of amendment, but of perseverance", and predicted that if they receive the pardon from the Government, "they will try to commit a crime again."In the control session in Congress, Gamarra pointed out that the pardons - which the Executive plans to grant in the coming weeks - "have nothing to do with coexistence, but with the continuity of the Government", and stressed that" the Spanish do not want Justice to be trampled on by the Government. "In her speech, the spokesperson for the popular stressed that "Junqueras's letter worries millions of C...
Why is it dangerous for Congress to want a fourth term to reform the Constitution in just one month?  |  Analysis
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Why is it dangerous for Congress to want a fourth term to reform the Constitution in just one month? | Analysis

According to the criteria ofKnow moreLast Tuesday, the plenary session of Congress of the republic approved - with 75 votes in favor - the creation of a fourth session, thus fracturing the current legislature in two. As reported by El Comercio in a previous note, the decision is not unconstitutional, but it does provide room for questioning.Is fourth term, what will run from June 13 to July 16, will allow Parliament to vote and make reforms to the Constitution in little more than a month. Here it should be remembered that Article 206 of the Magna Carta requires that any change to its content be approved by the plenary session in two consecutive ordinary legislatures.READ ALSO: Plenary of Congress approves proposal to establish a fourth legislatureThe first constitutional reform project t...
The keys to the Supreme Court’s order: what does his negative opinion mean to the pardon?
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The keys to the Supreme Court’s order: what does his negative opinion mean to the pardon?

The Supreme Court has issued an unfavorable report on Wednesday on the pardon of the 'procés' prisoners. The Minister of Justice, Juan Carlos Campo, asked this Monday to see the concession of the pardon of grace with "naturalness", whether they are favorable or not. These are the keys to the measure of grace, governed by a law of 1870.What is pardon?Pardon is a measure by which the State pardons a prisoner from serving a sentence. It can be total or partial and is governed by a law dating from 1870. According to the Article 62 of the Spanish Constitution, which includes the powers of the king, it is the monarch who grants this measure of grace, although the decision is made by the Council of ...
Comprehensive security law, the Constitutional Council inflicts a snub on the government
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Comprehensive security law, the Constitutional Council inflicts a snub on the government

It is a real snub for the executive: the Constitutional Council censored, Thursday, May 20, 2021, several key articles of the law on comprehensive security. "The Constitutional Council confirms that it is our ultimate bulwark against the government's liberticidal measures", immediately welcomed the constitutionalist Jean-Philippe Derosier, author of the referral for the Socialist group of the Senate.Police identificationTwo censored measures had been at the heart of debates in Parliament. The most controversial is the famous article 24 (now article 52), which provided for the creation of a new offense of provocation to the identification of the police. However, the Constitutional Council ruled that "The legislator has not sufficiently defined the constituent elements of ...
Elections in Chile: what was voted in the recent elections in the southern country?
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Elections in Chile: what was voted in the recent elections in the southern country?

This last weekend, May 15 and 16, the elections in Chile. A process that housed a total of almost 17,000 candidates and that due to the diversity of positions for which it was elected, was baptized as "mega-elections." In these elections, the 155 representatives who will draft the new Constitution were elected, as well as mayors, councilors and governors.SIGHT: From the turnstiles to the polls: How Chilean students pushed the Constituent AssemblyIt was a vote - which was initially going to be held in April, but was postponed due to the pandemic - it was carried out this weekend in an unprecedented way in two days, as it sought to decongest the polling stations and encourage citizen participation without higher risks.The measures were evaluated "positively”By the Electoral Service (Servel...
Chile votes its great reform
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Chile votes its great reform

The country takes a key step in its political reform: the election of the 155 members of the constituent convention in charge of drafting a new Constitution Voting center in Santiago de Chile.AFP SEBASTIN FEST Updated Sunday, May 16, 2021 - 02:16Coronavirus The pandemic complicates the political process in Chile: they analyze postponing the plebiscite of constitutional reform That a group of students slip into the subway network without paying, in protest at the increase in the price of the ticket, should not lead to a constitutional reform. Unless it is Chile, of course. The South American country, a narrow strip of 3,000 kilometers compressed between the cold of the Pacific and the wall of the Andes, takes this weekend a key step for its political reform: the election of 155 constitue...
With its new constitution, Chile attempts a quiet revolution
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With its new constitution, Chile attempts a quiet revolution

It is the story of a peaceful revolution. Chile is preparing to draw a line on what, half a century ago, made it the laboratory of a new model destined to gain a good part of the planet: neoliberalism.In October 2019, the population, led by youth, took to the streets to demand the overhaul of one of the most unequal systems on the planet. The rise in the price of the metro ticket had ignited the powder, but the frustration was elsewhere. "It is not for thirty pesos, but for thirty years" could one read in the processions, allusion to the three decades since the end of the dictatorship.→ ANALYSIS. In Chile, democratic life takes back its rightsThese three decades of democracy have, of course, seen the country emerge from poverty, but not call into question its economic a...
Publisher: Castle of cards
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Publisher: Castle of cards

From the moment Pedro Castillo reached the ballot in 2021, the principles and ideas that would govern an eventual government of his have been a matter of both concern and doubts. The first, due to the authoritarian radicalism described in the document that Peru Libre presented as a government plan before the National Elections Jury (JNE) and by the constant animosity shown in the campaign by the candidate and his relatives against institutions such as the Ombudsman's Office, the Constitutional Court, the Congress and the press. And the second, because of how difficult it has been to identify the leaderships within the political group that will delimit the new action plans of the candidate for Pizarro's chair.In recent days, in short, Castillo has been more concerned with generating un...
Face and seal: Should the Constitution be changed?
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Face and seal: Should the Constitution be changed?

The change of the Political Constitution of Peru It is one of the main axes of the current electoral contest. On the one hand, Free Peru promotes convening a constituent assembly to change the Magna Carta. For another, Popular Force supports maintaining the current law of laws. Representatives from both groups discuss the matter.The Constitution must be changed, by Betsy Chávez"The Constitution of 93 […] it was born out of chaos, the fragmentation of democracy and the cloak of impunity. "Yes. In these lines we will indicate which are the factors that allow and argue legally, politically, socially and economically a new social pact. Thus, there is a current constitutional framework that allows this total reform, without calling it a “constituent assembly” (arts .: 206 °; 32.1 °). In...
The people, foundation of the constitutional State;  by Erick Urbina
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The people, foundation of the constitutional State; by Erick Urbina

Now that the people are invoked recurrently in political speeches, it is convenient to understand since when and how the people have manifested themselves. With the appearance of the constitutional State, at the end of the 18th century, theocratic dogma - which recognized God as the origin of the political order - is changed to the democratic dogma, which is based and maintains that the legal and political order of a State becomes of the will of the people that manifests itself in a sovereign way through the constituent power. Although all power derives from the people, the constituent power will be the first and noblest manifestation of it, and which is materialized in a pact that we call Constitution. This document serves, essentially, to limit the power of those who govern and recogn...