Gabriel Boric warned that if the constitutional process is not resolved, it could become a time bomb

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The eventual future constitutional agreement is still under debate by the Chilean political class.

Gabriel Boric warned that if the constitutional process is not resolved it could become a time bomb

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Cristián Torresfrom Santiago, Chile

Gabriel Boric warned that if the constitutional process is not resolved it could become a time bomb

According to the latest Cadem survey, 64% of the consulted agrees that Chile needs a new Constitution. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

The President of Chile, Gabriel Boric, warned that if the constitutional process is not resolved, this could be “a time bomb”.< /p>

It was last September 4 when Chile rejected the text proposed by the Constitutional Convention that sought to replace the current constitution in force written during the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.

Since then, the eventual constitutional process has been underdebate in the halls of Congress, since Chilean politics has not fully agreed on how to resolve this dilemma.

For this reason, the president of Chile, Gabriel Boric, warned in the Central Table program of the risks that this possible agreement would remain on hold. “We cannot let the constitutional issue go by. The constituent moment is still fully in force; if we don't solve it, it's a ticking time bomb.”

Gabriel Boric warned that if the constitutional process is not resolved it could become a time bomb

Gabriel Boric warned that if the constitutional process is not resolved it could become a ticking time bomb. (REUTERS)

The president added that “if we do not manage to find a solution to the constitutional problem, in the next crisis, which will surely occur, it will be very difficult to tell and convince the public that politics is going to agree and we are going to change the constitution. So let's take charge of this issue now.”

Regarding the causes that led Approval to fail in the plebiscite on December 4, the president acknowledged that the defeat was “multi-causal”, and that “We have learned from Chile's long history, but also from recent history, that we cannot be guided only by moods limited in time to try to provide permanent solutions over time.”

The authority continued with a criticism of its sector. “In this sense, I think that from the left and the progressive sectors we made a mistake by getting drunk with the result of the entry plebiscite and the result of the election of conventional parties”, and that he expects “that the right and the sectors that defended the option of the Rejection do not make the same mistake regarding the result of the plebiscite.”

Gabriel Boric warned that if the constitutional process is not resolved it could become a time bomb

The president added that “if we do not manage to find a solution to the constitutional problem, in the next crisis, which will surely occur, it will be very difficult to tell and convince the public that politics is going to agree and we are going to change the constitution. So let's take care of this issue now.”

New Constitution

Despite the fact that the constitutional proposal of the Constitutional Convention was rejected , national surveys continue to reveal that society demands a new Magna Carta for the country.

According to the latest Cadem survey, 64% of those consulted agree that Chile needs a new Constitution.

The survey also revealed that there would be a tie between those who demand to change the current constitution and write a new one with 43%, and those who are inclined to carry out reforms but maintaining as a base the current constitutional text with 44%.

On what the eventual future drafting body should be like, 66% of those surveyed prefer a mixed convention, that is, one half of its members it would be elected by the people and the other half would be experts selected by Congress.

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