The government and parliamentarians say that the sharp increase in pollution does not ensure good sanitation or full participation.
After a long period of negotiations, Chilean parliamentarians finally recorded on April 6 (Tuesday) the postponement of the Constituent Assembly elections to May 15 and 16. It was originally scheduled to be held on April 11th and then lasted for two days, namely April 10th and 11th. In order to make travel smoother and thus eliminate the risk of pollution, the ballot also called on Chileans to appoint mayors, councillors and governors . A shocking state of health was reached again. “The reasons that prompted our government to promote this delay are very solid, and there are two of them: taking care of the health of our compatriots and taking care of the health of our democracy”, President Sebastian Piñera (right) postponed the vote when the law was enacted, suggesting that abstention may mark the latter.
Because the election is historic. Following the October 2020 referendum, Chileans voted 79% in favor of the preparation of the new constitution, which is the main achievement of the social movement against the inequality that broke out in October 2019.
The current Magna Carta inherited the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990), laid the foundation of a liberal state, and was condemned by the streets. The Chileans also decided in October the composition of the agency responsible for drafting the new text: it will only be composed of newly elected citizens, not a mix of representatives and representatives. Therefore, voters must designate members of the current Constituent Assembly from May 15 to 16. “This is the most important election in recent years and next year, because this is the way that Chile chose to solve the social crisis that occurred in 2019”, Observed by Pamela Figueroa, a political scientist and researcher at the University of Santiago, Chile.
If two-thirds of Congress decides, this new national compass can establish the concept of a welfare state and support equality and public access to education or health care. The concept of decent housing and the reform of the current privately capitalized pension system will also be at the center of the debate. Undisclosed facts: The text will be drafted by a fully united assembly. Out of 155 members, 17 are indigenous.
Although it is certain that the importance of voting and emergency medical care is a consensus, discussions in parliament have stumbled upon the possibility of new economic assistance to the sectors most affected by the pandemic and financial support for independent candidates. According to the Chilean Observatory for the New Constitution, in running, independents account for 60% of the total number of citizens. Members of the European Parliament finally decided to suspend the election until April 28. This choice also means stopping financial payments to the campaign before the same date.
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