Boric banned from reelection even supposing new Chilean Constitution is licensed
Chile’s Constituent Assembly Thursday overwhelmingly licensed a provision to prohibit incumbent President Gabriel Boric Font from working for reelection in 2026 must the brand new Fundamental Law be licensed in September’s referendum.
The plenary of the constituent conference drafting a brand new Magna Carta for Chile licensed Thursday with a big majority the guideline that stops the reelection of the president, the modern Gabriel Boric, for a 2d rapid time period, as soon as the present one results in 2026.
By 124 votes in desire, 0 towards and 3 abstentions, the constituents accredited the thing that establishes that the President of the Republic elected for the length 2022-2026 can’t run for reelection for the next length and can proceed in place of job with the constitutional powers for which he used to be elected.
Boric himself licensed of this determination: Very just right. It is the correct factor to do, he posted on Twitter.
The President’s reelection used to be a few of the problems to be addressed via the brand new Constitution. The risk isn’t allowed as consistent with the 1980 textual content from the Augusto Pinochet’s army dictatorship.
The draft of the brand new Constitution proposes that the pinnacle of state could also be reelected, right away or due to this fact, best as soon as. Thursday’s determination is a transitional clause and would follow best to Boric, whilst his successors could be ruled via the brand new gadget.
The Convention plenum additionally rejected a transitory norm that advised elevating to two/3 the quorum essential for the present Congress to make amendments to the brand new Constitution. The initiative had best 71 of the 103 votes wanted for its approval and can now go back to the Transition Norms Committee for rewording.