We Don't Want To Mix Constitutional Reforms With Politics - Henriquez
Thursday, August 16 2012 @ 08:40 AM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
ELECTORAL REFORMS - The Minister of the Presidency also spoke about a package of electoral reforms presented by the Cambio Democratico caucus in the National Assembly. Henriquez said he has recommended to the Deputy Dana Castaņeda, the President of the Legislative Commission of Government, to have a wide dialog on this topic. The opportunity should be given for discussion, the official said. Although political sectors and civil society have called for Bill 508 to be filed, the Legislative Commission of Government today will begin the consultation process for this proposal. (Prensa)
Editor's Comment: There are basically five primary changes the CD wants to make to the Electoral Code. These changes undo or take apart some unfair advantages that the PRD put in while they were in charge of the government. The changes the CD wants to make will create a more fair and democratic process. Those who oppose the changes - who want to keep things the way they are - are in the PRD. As for the proposed constitutional reforms, it's a dead issue for now. They won't be going forward until maybe sometime after 2014.