After almost 22 hours of debate, the Chamber of Deputies finished this Thursday voting, approving and indicating the 32 items of the first Budget Law of the government of President Gabriel Boric, dispatching the treasury to the Senate. The Corporation left the National Institute of Human Rights (INDH) and the Museum of Memory without funds, but the ruling party managed to maintain the Good Living Plan and declare an increase in the Universal Guaranteed Pension (PGU) inadmissible in a session marked by the growing tension between President Vlado Mirosevic and the opposition.
After 21 hours and 43 minutes of debate, the Chamber of Deputies approved and dispatched the 2023 Budget Bill to the Senate.
The last controversial vote was number 15 of the Treasury gloss Public.
The opposition managed to leave the National Human Rights Institute (INDH) without funding, removing a budget of almost $15 billion.
< p>In a striking situation, at the same time it approved that the institution render a quarterly account of the use of resources, which at this time it does not have.
The Cultural Heritage program was also rejected, under which organizations such as the Museum of Memory and programs such as Villa Grimaldi, Londres 38, Fundación Frei and Fundación Salvador Allende operate.
The bench of the DC acknowledged a mistake in this, where their votes were key. This Thursday they confirmed that they will ask that this be replaced in the Senate.
Budget 2023: Segegob, PGU, deputies who did not vote
All in all, the vote on President Gabriel Boric's first Budget was mixed for the Executive.
The ministries of Justice and Transportation were less problematic than expected and the money for the Good Living Plan was kept , but the General Secretary of the Government of Camila Vallejo was left without resources for personnel or communication advice.
Another of the controversies was item number 6 of the Ministry of Labor, which proposed raising the Universal Guaranteed Pension to $250 thousand, discarding the path of government pension and tax reform.
As happened in the rejection of the Interior party, the absence of parliamentarians was a factor.
The proposal reached 64 votes, missing only one to reach 50 plus 1, considering that there were 129 deputies in the room.
In the Chamber there were absences from the opposition, votes against such as Juan Antonio Coloma (UDI, Jr.) and more notably the cases of Carla Morales (RN) and Flor Weiss (UDI) who were present although they did not reach their desk to vote. .
The opposition's thesis is raised: President Vlado Mirosevic (Liberal) did it intentionally so that the indication was discarded.
Representative Frank Sauerbaum (RN) said there was “a crafty intent” of the table of not allowing the two parliamentarians to vote.
“Good night for criminal gangs& #8221;, per capita health
The Vice President of the Republic and Minister of the Interior, Carolina Tohá, generated quick reactions after pointing out that the rejection of the Interior item in the 2023 Budget, including resources for the fight against organized crime and migration policy, it had been a “good night for criminal gangs”.
The deputy from Amarillos, Andrés Jouannett, said he was surprised by the comments and stated that the underlying problem is that insufficient resources were simply allocated to this item.
In the Health item there was an indication that increase to $10,135 per capita primary care, but it was declared inadmissible due to a technical problem.
The president of the Health Commission, the radical Tomás Lagomarsino, said that they support Confusam's request to level resources and incorporate December inflation at 12%, for which the legislator indicated that now the decision is in the hands of the Senate .
Budget goes to the Senate with Mirosevic in the opposition's sights
Now Chile's monetary plan for 2023 is in a position to begin its next constitutional process in the Senate, which restarts its work on Tuesday.
It will arrive there with the Interior item rejected, the increase in per capita health slope and increased noise from a possible motion of no confidence against the new president of the House.
Deputy Miguel Mellado (RN) rightly said that the idea of censorship “has been discussed”, but that they are going to wait “a few weeks more” to evaluate the performance of the Liberal deputy, who is blamed for having been elected without an absolute majority and for having an inequitable management.
Also, the opposition and the decision to act with freedom of action on a series of issues brought disparate results and there were many who turned their eyes towards the UDI, a bench that on repeated occasions did not vote coordinated and, more Crucially, he had votes against the PGU increase.
There is a feeling that the agreement protocol of the mixed commission played a role and the name of Juan Antonio Coloma (UDI, father) was constantly repeated as a sort of circumstantial ally of the Government for the Senate to undo what the government understands as errors, which may end up in the Constitutional Court (TC).