Chile's Gabriel Boric will advocate in Congress for a new Constitution project
After defeat in the plebiscite, the President of Chile wants to move forward with a modification of the previous constitutional project.
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On Monday, Sept. 12, the second meeting for the design of the new constituent process was called in Chile, despite many expressing their opposition to undertaking another process.
President Gabriel Boric also said on Sunday, Sept. 11 that he is convinced the country will have "a new constitution of which we can be proud" during his term.
In commemoration of the 49th anniversary of the coup d'état in Chile, Boric said that it is a mistake to think that the rejection of the text set forth in the plebiscite is a rejection of "changes and transformations" in Chile.
For its part, the Congress is establishing the parameters of the new constitution among which there are several points such as who will draft it, in what terms and on what points there is unity. One of them is to recognize that Chile is a social and democratic state.
According to the most recent survey carried out by the company Cadem in the second week of September, it revealed that 67 % of Chileans are in favor of reforming the constitution, while 50% of those consulted in the survey believe that a new constituent process must be carried out. Forty-six percent of people believe that only what is necessary should be reformed.
The plebiscite in Chile was held on Sept. 4 and Chileans voted against the new constitution proposed by Boric and his administration.