Starting at 4:30 p.m., the general and particular voting began -the one that is being held at this time- on the first report of the Transitory Norms Commission by the plenary session of the Constitutional Convention.
One of the approved articles that will regulate the transition period is the one that establishes that President Gabriel Boric will not be able to stand for immediate re-election when his term ends in 2026.
The norm, which maintains that “the President of the Republic elected for the period 2022-2026 may not stand for re-election for the following period and will continue in office with the constitutional powers for which he was elected”, was endorsed by 124 votes in favor, three abstentions and none against.
As a result of this, the President valued the approval of the article in the hemicycle, pointing out that “very well. It is what corresponds”. In accordance with the provisions of the current Constitution, no head of state can be re-elected immediately after the end of his first term in office.
However, the draft of the new Constitution opens this possibility and determines that the position will have a duration of four years and “may be re-elected, immediately or later, only once”, which will govern in case the Charter proposal is approved. Fundamental during the exit plebiscite set for next September 4.