The National Electoral Council (CNE for its Spanish acronym) issued yesterday to the Assembly its proposed 32 amendments to the Code of Democracy. Originally they were 33, but the plenary of the body withdrew the one that proposed to distribute the party funds among national and local political organizations. This was done because they considered this was not consistent with the Constitution.
The changes raised refer to deadlines for challenges in electoral processes and the replacement of authorities that do not take office. CNE President Juan Pablo Pozo insisted yesterday that the proposed reforms are “technical” and the “substantive” will be at the discretion of the Commission of Citizen Participation of the Assembly, which is in charge of the process.
Pozo indicated that the CNE document will be an “additional input” for the Commission, and said that when this begins to analyze the subject it will request the plenary to explain the content.