“What we obviously require is to establish the margins of this second opportunity so that citizens can really define what text represents them,” said Camila Vallejo, a government spokeswoman.
Sunday’s constitutional plebiscite left a clear message: the Magna Carta proposal drawn up by a Constitutional Convention, made up of 154 constituents elected on a parity basis and with reserved indigenous seats, did not convince the population.
The great protagonist of the changes will be the Congress, made up of 50% by the right. The rest is divided between independents, socialists and Christian Democrats.
“Finding a quick way forward would benefit the government, which has been hit hard by the results,” Mariano Machado, a risk analyst at Verisk Maplecorf, said on Sunday.
“Given the level of uncertainty and the ideological distance between the camps, it is very likely that there will be a deadlock in the search for a plan B,” says Machado, however.
The European Union reacted to the result of the referendum on Monday and stressed the need to move forward.
“The EU takes note of the commitment expressed by President Boric and across the political spectrum on the need to continue the constitutional process, in line with the desire of the Chilean people for a new constitutional agreement that commands the support of a large majority of citizens. “, the European Union spokesman said in a statement.
With information from AFP and Reuters