President of Chile, Sebastian PineraAnnounced this Sunday that it was seeking the postponement of the April 10 and 11 by-elections. Covit-19 International Distribution Facing that country.
According to local media, the Chilean president had an emergency meeting with his ministers for more than two hours to discuss the date change. Then, Sebastian Pinera The television news indicated that they would present constitutional reforms to change May 15 and 16.
He noted that the second round of governors’ elections, to be held on May 9, will be held on Sunday, June 4, with the primary election. Meanwhile, the date of the presidential election will not vary.
Priority will be given to “the health of all the people of Chile” Sebastian Pinera Indicates that the acceptance of this action occurred after hearing the request of the expert panel COVID-19, Ministry of Health, Medical College and Medical Society.
Request to Congress
The project must be approved Congress of Chile, After analyzing the constitutional reform and proposing improvements which they consider necessary, asked the President to approve it urgently. He said he understood that postponing the election could affect the candidates, but that attention should be paid against it. International spread.
“I would like to respectfully ask Congress to analyze, propose improvements and urgently approve what is needed. Constitutional reform. We know that this can mean problems and difficulties for many candidates. I hope they share our view that we should always prioritize the health and lives of our comrades, ”he said.
Playbiskite in Chile
Sebastian Pinera The high rates of infections in recent weeks and the sense of insecurity on the streets have “prevented many people from voting,” as an authority seeks elections with greater participation in electing constituencies, resulting in almost 80% of voters on October 25, 2020.
The day’s referendum on whether to change the constitution derived from a military dictatorship Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990) – Transformed over the last 30 years of democracy – was the institutional solution to the vibrating social crisis Chile From the October 2019 violent protests.
With one state having the most important presence in the education, health and pension system, the majority of the Chilean people took to the streets to ask for social welfare.
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