SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, 12 Apr. (EUROPE PRESS) –
The president of the Parliament of the Canary Islands, Gustavo Matos, has appeared this Tuesday in the Chilean Senate before the drafting commission of the new constitution of the country, where he has provided the balance of the State of Autonomies of the Spanish Constitution of 1978 as a “model of success” of political decentralization and territorial model.
“In 1978 in Spain we invented a country with a territorial model that has given us the most important space for coexistence and progress in our history,” said the president before the Commission.
Gustavo Matos highlighted the strong ties between Chile and Spain and the parallelisms of the democratic processes in both countries and highlighted the Spanish model as a valid reference for the Chilean constituent process.
In the meeting held with the drafting commission of the new Chilean constitution, Matos transferred how the self-government model of the territories of the Spanish Autonomous Communities is a “clear example” that decisions made closer to the place where they should be applied ” guarantees a higher level of success and at the same time allows a development of solidarity between the territories”, says a note from the Chamber.
For her part, the president of the Drafting Commission, Verónica Undurraga, thanked President Matos for his collaboration and contribution, valuing the level of consensus and agreement that crystallized in his day in the process of elaboration and development of the Spanish Constitution as an inspiration for the process that is now underway in your country.
Chile is currently in the process of preparing a new Constitution for which a committee of experts has been elected and on May 7 it will elect the Constitutional Council.