The UDI candidates for the Constitutional Council, led by the former Minister of the Interior Rodrigo Delgadoyesterday they sent a letter to the President gabriel boric. In the letter, they proposed to eliminate the power of presidential pardon in the new Magna Carta.
Let us remember that President Boric granted 13 pardons at the end of December 2022. They were addressed to 12 convicted in the context of the social outbreak and to the ex-frontist Jorge Mateluna. Subsequently, senators from Chile Vamos and Democrats filed appeals before the Constitutional Court (TC), seeking to declare seven pardons unconstitutional, which the TC rejected yesterday.
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After delivering the letter in La Moneda, former Minister Delgado maintained that “it must be a faculty that is eliminated and less that it be used in the whimsical way that has been used by this government, since it lacked rigor,” the slogan Bio Bio Radio.
According Thirdthe UDI candidates for the Constitutional Council stated in the letter that “we are committed to safeguarding the right to live without fear, in peace and calm.”
“For that, it is necessary to defend the rule of law, strengthen our institutions and create the conditions so that Chileans and their families can develop their life projects safely. Security that the criminal will remain behind bars, security that they will not be pardoned and certainty that the guarantee will be for the victims and not for the criminals”, they added.
For this reason, “the candidates for the Constitutional Council of the UDI propose: not to include the power of the President to pardon convicted persons in the proposal for a new Constitution,” they added.