From 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, the Christian Democracy began the National Board of the party in order to set the position of the phalanx before the exit plebiscite of next September 4. This in the midst of the diversity of crossed positions within the party.
It should be noted that there were more than 400 militants convened throughout the country, who met electronically and after four hours of intense debate and various demarcations, they managed to agree on which option they will support in the September plebiscite.
With a participation of 83.74% in the National Board – which represents 341 total votes – the Christian Democracy opted for the Approval. This, after 63.53% -216 votes- supported the constitutional proposal of the Convention. Meanwhile, 36.47% – 124 votes – aligned themselves with the Rejection option.
The meeting was led by the national table of the DC, chaired by the mayor of La Granja, Felipe Delpin, who led the deliberation in person from the headquarters of the collectivity and after the result called on those who have demonstrated for another option “to be democrats until it hurts” and respect the agreement taken by the National Board.
Despite the fact that the party determined the option to support, in any case, representatives who did not align with the decision of the DC rose: Senator Ximena Rincón, Senator Matías Walker, who said they will reject the proposal of the Fundamental Charter.
On the other hand, through a written statement, they communicated that the political vote of the DC is inclined to “approve the structural transformations of the Chilean reality. The Christian Democracy reiterates its commitment to have a new Constitution that reaffirms the universal value of human rights, democracy, the rule of law, the separation of powers and the rejection of all forms of violence,” they added.
In the same vein, they argued that “all Christian Democrats are in favor of writing a new Constitution. We have nuances of difference. In some respects these differences are important, in others they are minor, but what there are not two voices in is to affirm that the Constitution of 1980 must end, because this is a focus of division, of abuses that have not been able to be eliminated, of an economic concentration that is the pillar of inequality and hopelessness. ”
“We appreciate that the constitutional proposal establishes that Chile will be a social and democratic state of rights; to promote a catalogue of social rights that puts the human person at the centre; to promote decentralisation in a modern state; that economic freedom be maintained, a greater role of the State and greater protection of the environment and nature,” they said.
“We approve to move forward, to respond to the mobilized people who demanded the most profound change: a new Constitution that accounts for this modern Chile, but, that was not able to deliver opportunities to all its sons and daughters, that allowed abuse and collusion, that it let do, that incubated the unrest that broke out on October 18, 2019 and that it finds in the Constitutional Convention process, a democratic, equal, inclusive response,” they said.
“Approve, represents the future and the challenge of building from diversity, Approving, to advance, to grow, to believe again,” they said.
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