After an extensive day of negotiations, the parties that are in talks to continue with the constituent process have not yet reached an agreement. This was stated by the President of the Senate, alvaro elizalde (PS) – who, together with the helmsman of the Chamber of Deputies and Deputies, Vlado Mirosevic (PL), leads the dialogues-, this Wednesday night.
The Senate helmsman expressed “moderate” optimism after the meeting between the parties -which began at around 2:00 p.m.-, but pointed out that the obstacle remains -as in past meetings- in the drafting mechanism of the new constitution. In turn, he said that the parties will resume negotiations on Friday.
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point of divergence
The ruling party insists that the body that drafts the new Magna Carta be 100% elected, while the opposition proposes a mixed body (made up of experts appointed by Congress and elected persons).
On this Wednesday’s session, Senator ximena rincon (Democrats collective) refloated an old National Renewal (RN) proposal: a body of 50 members, but all elected.
However, the idea did not arouse transversal support: from RN and Amarillos por Chile they resisted supporting it.