If the new constitution is rejected, there must be “a new constitutional process”.

Chilean President Gabriel Boric insisted this Friday that a “new constitutional process” must be carried out in the country if the new constitution is rejected in the September 4 election.

In Cilivision, the President asserted that “it is legitimate to choose between the two options.” approval or rejection”, He is skeptical about what will happen after Election Day, as there is a consensus that the current constitution does not represent the “social contract” in the country.

Boric asserted that the people of Chile wanted a new constitution that “should be written by a body specially chosen for that purpose,” Therefore, if it is rejected, “a fresh batch process” has to be started.

The new constitution has 388 articles and 57 provisions of provisional application. The first article reads: “Chile is a social and democratic law. It is transnational, cultural, regional and ecological.

Recent polls favor “rejection”. Two months after counseling, organizational benchmarks showed, This option gets 48% against 31% for “I approve”, while 22% are not sure what they will vote for.

Pollster Kadam assigns 51% to the “reject” option, 34% to the “allow” option and 15% to the undecided. YouInfluence.com Subsidies are 46%, 41% and 13% respectively.

‘The Economist’ review of the new Chilean constitution

Famous English magazine Economist A few days ago he called for the rejection of the new Chilean constitution, and for that he urged a vote against it in a referendum to be held on Sunday, September 4.

In an article titled Voters must reject Chile’s new draft constitutionin the middle He described the new constitution as a “colossal mistake” and a “fiscally irresponsible and excessively progressive disaster”.

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On the economic side, “this document is much less about business or development than the current constitution. It gives unions the exclusive right to represent workers, guarantees their participation in organizational decision-making and allows them to strike for any reason.

Likewise, “The plan creates a portfolio of socioeconomic rights that can propel the budget,” he promises. It has to create many new species. Like the National Health Service and the cradle-to-grave care system, without much thought about how they will be funded.”

They charge that too The document “avoided some of the worst ideas aired in Parliament being dominated by the Left. Among them, nationalization of resources and suppression of the Upper House”.

Although he highlighted some aspects, such as the demand to return some powers to the regions, it would “give the tribals the right to teach in their own languages ​​in schools.”

But the draft to be put to a vote is “a confusing mess, full of imprecise language that guarantees decades of controversy about what it really means,” he said.

“Nature has rights. ‘Gender’ is mentioned 39 times in the plan. court rulings, “The police and the NHS should work with a ‘gender perspective’, not a definition,” he argued.

“The old Chilean constitution was not perfect. In fact, it has been modified nearly 60 times. But compared to what is proposed to replace it, it is a model of clarity. And more importantly, the old government plan is working. Since the restoration of democracy, Chile has been a Latin American success story. “Per capita GDP has tripled since 1990 and poverty has declined,” he pointed out.

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*With information from AFP.

Esmond Harmon

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