President Sebastián Piñera sent an office addressed to the leader of the Chamber of Deputies, Diego Paulsen, informing the decision to withdraw the urgency to the discussion of the Intelligence Bill.
«I am pleased to inform V.E. that I have decided to withdraw the urgency for the dispatch of the bill that strengthens and modernizes the state intelligence system,» the office says.
The news was held since the opposition. The deputy of the Democratic Revolution (RD), Jorge Brito argued via Twitter that «the concern of many questioned its approval. We’ll keep working and alert. We need to change the paradigm and review the way the state claims to defend and care for its people.»
Meanwhile, the deputy and president of the Democratic Revolution, Catalina Pérez noted on the same social network that «yesterday it became known that the Government of Chile was giving up going to the TC for the prohibition of the cutting of basic services for non-payment during the pandemic. Today, after much time, they’re withdrawing the intelligence of the Intelligence Act. Let people continue to win.»
The Government’s decision to bring a great urgency to the project amending the National Intelligence System led to a deep controversy, with criticism from the opposition and human rights organizations.