Chilean communists analyze country's crisis and challenges to come
Santiago de Chile, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The serious health, economic and social crisis, the challenges of the process for a new Constitution and the celebration of its next congress, centered a plenary session of the Communist Party of Chile last weekend.
Telematically, attendees analyzed the dramatic situation facing millions of Chileans due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the lack of effective and timely measures by the health authorities and the government led by Sebastián Piñera.
The Plenary paid special attention to the serious situation of the working class, as it is estimated that more than three million people lost their source of income, are unemployed or suspended from their jobs, leading to an increase in poverty that according to international organizations, could rise 15 percent in the region.
The participants agreed that the country will be hit hard by the pandemic, but at the same time the population continues to demand profound changes to end the neoliberal model.
The triumph of a new Constitution was insisted on, to advance towards a different model of development and a Chile that guarantees rights, in which the Communist Party must play a decisive role in supporting the holding of the October plebiscite and demand adequate measures so voters can go to the polls.
The constituent process, raised the plenary session, has as important challenges the pandemic and the attempts of reactionary sectors that refuse to change the current Constitution and have expressed their wish to suspend the plebiscite.
The delegates agreed on the importance of a new Magna Carta and achieving a strong majority in the constituent convention in which the mobilization and will of the Chilean people will have great weight.
The plenary decided to go to the next municipal elections with the left coalition Unidad para el Cambio and also maintain close ties with parties and movements that are part of the group 'I approve a Dignified Chile'.
Meanwhile, for the election of mayors and governors, dialogue will be held with other opposition forces in order to defeat the right, as well as continue to work on the Communist Party's candidacies.
The plenary agreed to hold its next Congress on an undetermined date between the October plebiscite and December 31, and there was also a consensus to hold another congress after the 2021 presidential elections, to delve into important matters that the Party needs to analyze and propose to the country.
Likewise, the communists expressed their concern about the human rights situation, since the social outbreak on October 2018 and 2019 rejected the repressive laws approved in the midst of the pandemic, even with support from the opposition.
They demanded freedom of political activists arrested in the revolt, hundreds of whom remain in prison; They condemned the increase of military presence in La Araucanía, and expressed their full support for the communist deputy Hugo Gutiérrez, in the face of the attempted impeachment promoted by the right.
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