Littin led the installation in the former National Congress headquarters in this capital city of the 51-member council in charge of drafting the Magna Carta project that will be submitted to a referendum on December 17.
“I want to propose to think of Chile, of men and women, peasants, workers, the middle class, and the people who trusted us and gave us this mission,” Littin noted.
The 80-year-old counselor called to write a proposal that interprets the wishes of the people for peace and social security.
“Let us be worthy of the task; otherwise, history will not forgive those who let themselves be carried away by passions or revanchism of the past,” he pointed out.
The members of this body were chosen last May 7, in elections where, paradoxically, the first place was won by the Republican Party, of the extreme right, an organization that defends the fundamental law in force since Pinochet dictatorship (1973-1990).
In second position was the left-wing Unity for Chile coalition, for which Littin was elected, and in third place was the right-wing “Chile Seguro” (Secure Chile) alliance.
The council will elaborate its proposal based on a 14-chapter document submitted by 24 experts appointed in equal parts by the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate.
This will be the second attempt to change the Constitution in force since 1980, after the rejection of a proposal in the referendum of past September 4.