By 30 votes in favor and 1 against, of the former deputy PC Hugo Gutiérrez, the Committee on the Rules of Procedure of the Convention approved the draft regulation that lays the foundations of the rules that will govern the constituent body.
The instance met at 9:30 in a session to give the last revision to the text that finished being analyzed on Friday, after marathon days during the week to dispatch more than 500 indications.
Via Twitter, the coordinator of the Commission, Amaya Alvez (RD), stressed that “with 30 votes in favor, a draft Regulation is approved that will guide the path of the CC. Thank you for the collective and committed work of tod@s in this historic process!
It should be remembered that the seven transitional commissions had to evacuate their proposals no later than this Saturday, August 28. Next week will be left for the compendium and systematization of all the proposals. And according to the schedule estimated by the table, the debate and vote in the plenary should be resolved between September 6 and 10.
“With the approval of this text, next week we will work on the harmonization of the regulatory proposals of the other Commissions. What was defined in the vote of the plenary is that this was going to be a work of the Rules of Procedure Committee, with the support of the coordinations of all the other commissions with the right to voice, and of the technical secretariat, “Amaya Alvez explained yesterday to El Mostrador.
Human Rights and Popular Participation Commissions meet until dawn
On the table of next week’s work will be the proposals for norms of other transitional commissions of the Constitutional Convention – such as the Human Rights and the Popular Participation – that last night finalized their proposals at dawn.
The Human Rights Commission completed its work around 4 AM, while two hours earlier the Participation Commission did the same.
Among the norms approved in the Human Rights Commission, the conventional Juan José Martín Bravo (Non-Neutral Independents), stressed that “we managed to include the #ecocidio and add to the historical truth and the preamble of the constitution the environmental history of the country.” Others such as Manuel Woldarsky (People’s List) focused on the entity approving “replacing the institution of the Carabineros de Chile with a public service that exercises the police function under unrestricted respect for human rights.”
Meanwhile, there were rules that remained in the inkwell, such as the one proposed by Ruth Hurtado (elected in RN quota), who said on Twitter that “unfortunately and despite my insistence in the different sessions of the commission and what was transmitted by organizations, experts and victims, the proposed indication that indicated that not only the State violates Human Rights was voted against.”
A proposal by former Admiral Jorge Arancibia (UDI) that asked to eliminate from the report the first catalogue of rights of the new Constitution to collective bargaining as a fundamental right of workers was also rejected.
As former Senator Felipe Harboe (PPD) warned, “many regulations were approved that even the secretary warned of their unconstitutionality so we will evaluate appealing them.” “They have just approved in the human rights commission that we are an original power, that the secret of the Valech report and amnesty law must be repealed; that the activists do not have disabilities and it was refused to disqualify those who exercise violence… All this for a transitional commission. It’s that easy,” the conventional warned on Twitter.
Meanwhile, among the norms approved in the Popular Participation Commission of the Constitutional Convention, the formula of popular initiative that seeks to allow people from civil society to make proposals for regulatory or constitutional norms before the body through signatures that they gather stands out. The other key proposal is that of settled plebiscites, which saw the light thanks to the agreement of the opposition so that citizens can vote on constitutional norms that do not reach 2/3 in the plenary, but without an absolute majority. These plebiscites contemplate the right to vote from the age of 16.
However, as several conventions have noted, what has been approved so far are only proposals and still have to be settled by the plenary.
The structure of the draft regulation
According to what was reported on Twitter by the conventional Ricardo Montero (Socialist Collective), the draft regulation has the following structure:
TITLE I. GENERAL PRINCIPLES AND RULES
Paragraph 1. From the Consti Conventionand purpose of the Regulation
Paragraph 2. Guiding principles of the Regulation
Paragraph 3. General rules
Paragraph 4. Rules on voting and agreements
TITLE II. STATUTE OF THE CONVENTIONAL CONSTITUENTS
Paragraph 1. Duties and rights of the conventional constituents
Paragraph 2. Disabilities and cessation of office
Paragraph 3. General rules of work
TITLE III. ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION
Paragraph 1. On the composition of the organs of the Constitutional Convention
Paragraph 2. From the Plenary of the Constitutional Convention
Paragraph 3. Of the Board of Directors, of the Presidency, and the Vice-Presidencies Paragraph
4°. From the Administrative Secretariat of the Convention
Paragraph 5. From the Technical Secretariat
Paragraph 6. Of the thematic commissions
Paragraph 7. Of the special commissions
Paragraph 8. From the Harmonization Commission
Paragraph 9. Replacement of members of the commissions
TITLE IV. INITIATIVE, DEBATE, PROCESSING AND VOTING OF CONSTITUTIONAL NORMS
Paragraph 1. From the beginning of the constitutional debate
Paragraph 2. Of the constituent initiatives for the elaboration of the constitutional norms
Paragraph 3. Of the work in committees.
Paragraph 4. From the work of the Plenary
Paragraph 5. Rules on voting on constitutional norms
Paragraph 6. Closing the constitutional debate
Paragraph 7. On the revision of the Draft Political Constitution
TITLE V. REFORM OF REGULATIONS AND FINAL PROVISIONS
Paragraph 1. Reform of the Regulations
Paragraph 2. Final provisions