Conversation in ColungaHUB on the citizen bases for a new Constitution

January 18, 2017
Communications Colunga Foundation

At the meeting, organized by Fundación América Solidaria, reflection was made on the process of citizen participation and the possibilities of a new constitution for Chile.

On Monday, January 16, the Citizen Council of Observers gave President Michelle Bachelet a report with the compilation of the process of citizen councils, in which more than 200 thousand people participated, and which will serve as inputs for the drafting of the new Constitution .

Before this and in press, the president said that "for the first time in our history, the free and equal voice of all, will be the starting point of our constitutional text," and stressed that the result of this stage "is much more than adding numbers: is to ensure that the voices of our compatriots have been really heard. "

In this context, Fundación América Solidaria organized a meeting at ColungaHUB, which was attended by the president of the Citizen Council of Observers (CCO), Patricio Zapata, the president of América Solidaria and also member of the CCO, Benito Baranda, and Alejandra Sepúlveda, Executive Director of Community Woman, who moderated the meeting.

The meeting also called for members of the organizations of ColungaHUB, whose concerns were related to the possible use of these supplies for presidential campaigns, the lack of urgency for the delivery of the project by the government, and the low representation of women in the Citizen Council. of Observers, among others.

According to official information, the government committed the delivery of the draft Constitution to Congress, for the second half of 2017. In this regard, Patricio Zapata points out that "I would expect the next government to have a 2.0 of what we experienced this year, and a Congress much more active, with many new faces and who do the homework. "

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