If they win the Rejection in the Exit Plebiscite on September 4, there is a commitment in the RN, Evópoli and the UDI, not to insist on the validity of the 1980 Constitution. Their promise is “Reject to reform” and they have found support in the project that lowers the quorum to reform the current Fundamental Charter to 4/7, presented by senators DC Ximena Rincón and Matías Walker together with the independent Pedro Araya.
The Senate has already endorsed this project to reduce the quorum by 41 votes in favor, two against and the abstention of the Republican parliamentarian Rojo Edwards, who presented indications that aimed to maintain the 2/3, but that were finally discarded. The initiative will be discussed next Wednesday, August 10, in the Chamber of Deputies and Deputies, after, before the position of the Republican Party, parliamentarians from official factions requested the minister of the Segpres, Giorgio Jackson, and the undersecretary of the portfolio, Macarena Wolves, place utmost urgency.
Given the discrepancies in the opposition, Senator Manuel José Ossandón (RN) deepened the differences between Chile Vamos and the Republican Party, assuring, according to Thirdthat “we do not need the extreme right” if the quorum established for the constitutional reforms of the current Magna Carta is lowered, in the hypothetical case in which the Rejection option triumphs over the draft of the new Constitution.
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“We are not worried that the 4/7 project will be seen this Wednesday in the Chamber, unless the government has made it extremely urgent. Whether to approve it or reject it, we will continue to study it with the seriousness it deserves,” said the head of the Republican caucus, Cristóbal Urruticoechea, according to the morning. However, sources close to the Republican Party have reportedly stated that they are concerned about the fact that Chile Vamos is “trading everything.”
Rojo Edwards, president of the ultra-right group, believes, on the other hand, that there will not be a break between the two political stores. “They are different political projects and this collaboration has taken place within the specific framework of enabling a citizen campaign for the effects of Rejection, which clearly surpasses us as political representations,” said Edwards, according to the aforementioned medium.
In that sense, Senator Ossandón put the quota of frankness and maintained that “in politics things are practical: today the Rejection has the votes to make a new Constitution and we are going to sign a commitment to make the changes that are needed.
“And with the 4/7 we don’t need the extreme right,” said Senator RN.
In any case, although both walk together along the path of Rejection, most of the leaders of the different opposition parties agree that the paths will divide the same night of the plebiscite, whatever the result.
“Together, but not scrambled”, that is the relationship between the Republican Party and Chile Vamos, according to Republican deputy Chiara Barchiesi, who acknowledges that both have agreed and pushed many initiatives together, but clarifies that “without a doubt, other Sometimes we have not agreed on the form and substance, which has resulted in different opinions, which lead us to distance ourselves, defending the freedom, family and homeland that characterize us as republicans”.
It is worth mentioning that Chile Vamos launched a letter with thematic commitments for a new Constitution, also in the event that the Rejection option prevails in the plebiscite, removing hives in deputies of the Republican Party, who described it as “untimely”.
The differences intensified when former presidential candidate José Antonio Kast and deputies from the Republican Party filed a complaint —alone— against ministers Camila Vallejo (Segegob) and Giorgio Jackson (Segpres) before the Comptroller General of the Republic (CGR). This, for possible electoral interventionism in the face of the plebiscite on September 4.
Like every Sunday, the presidents of the opposition, Chahuán, Macaya, Poblete and Edwards will wait for the Cadem poll to see how the strategy moves towards September 4.