Chile: Deputies seek to prevent authorities from being constituents
Santiago de Chile, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) Opposition deputies submitted a bill in Chile to prevent government authorities and parliamentarians from being members of the Constitutional Convention. This body, in charge of drafting the new Constitution, was the mechanism voted by a resounding majority of 79% in the October 25´s plebiscite, and provides its 155 members will be directly elected by popular vote.
Such a bill was submitted by Deputies Iván Flores (Christian Democrats) and Jorge Brito (Democratic Revolution).
It regards that ministers, mayors, undersecretaries, senators and deputies, who are in office from October 25 to the election date of the conventional ones, next April 11, cannot be elected.
Iván Flores justified this initiative saying that citizens do not want high-ranking officials and lawmakers to be involved in the drafting of the new Constitution.
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