December 2, 2019
Investment

Government agrees to launch process for new Constitution

Government agrees to launch process for new Constitution
The Minister Gonzalo Blumel indicated that a process of transversal dialogue will begin with all sectors, to achieve the broadest agreements and coordination to advance towards this new Constitution.

Upon culmination a meeting with President Sebastián Piñera, the leaders of the parties of the Chile Vamos coalition and the other members of the political committee, the Minister of the Interior and Public Security, Gonzalo Blumel, indicated that “we have agreed to start the road towards a new Constitution.”Minister Blumel added that, as citizens have expressed in recent weeks, it is necessary to reconfigure the country’s social pact. The formula for drafting a new Constitution must be “on the basis of a Constituent Congress which, firstly, has broad citizen participation and, secondly, is followed by a plebiscite to ratify it, because the Constitution is the most important law, is the house of all and must be ratified by citizens,” he said.

He indicated that a process of transversal dialogue will begin with all sectors and social and political forces in order to achieve the broadest agreements and coordination to advance towards this new Constitution.

Minister Blumel also added that the timeframe must be addressed responsibly, establishing a calendar of work, because “it is too important a discussion for it to be prudent to have it open permanently, so we want to work with urgency but also with responsibility.”

Source: Ministry of the Interior