During this week the project of the fifth withdrawal of the pension funds of the AFPs enters its key stage in Congress, since the Constitution commission must see if the discussion goes to the Chamber. Given this, the position of the Communist Party (PC) is still uncertain, since several parliamentarians have been contrary to the opinion of the President’s Government, Gabriel Boric.
It should be noted that the Executive has been clear in showing its opposition to this project, alleging that it will bring negative long-term consequences such as higher inflation, as well as the little progress in the reforms that they want to establish.
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The president of the commission and head of the PC caucus, Karol Cariolaindicated that they will seek an alternative way out with the Government to find a balance in the project.
“We are going to propose to the Executive that we find a solution to this situation, that accounts for a balance between the needs of the people and the situation of the country’s economy, which is complex, critical, and that we do not want to continue to exacerbate. We want open a debate, ask the government to be willing,” said the parliamentarian.
This Monday, government ministers will attend the Constitution Commission to present the Executive’s point of view to try to convince parliamentarians of the danger of an eventual approval of the withdrawal.
The idea of the Communist Party bench is similar to what was sought with the fourth withdrawal -the one that was rejected- with the advance of life annuities, focusing the rescue in cases of serious illness or food pension.