June 08, 2007

A First Proposal for a Constitution

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The self denominated Pact for Unity (Pacto por la Unidad), which includes several indigenous organizations have put forward their proposal for a constitution. On May 23, these organizations met in Sucre where they debated and came up with the text.

The text is in Spanish and 65 pages long, so I won't even try to translate. :-) However, those who are interested can take a look at it here.

My first impression, it is evident that it comes from the indigenous organizations. It has a very strong ethnic component. It should be a good basis for drawing up the one which will include everyone.

1 comment:

Bolivia Rising said...

You can also read MAS' majority report coming out of the Vision of the Country commission in the Constituent Assembly, entitled For a United, Plurinational, Communitarian State and the self-determination of the originaria nations, indigenous peoples and campesinos here http://boliviarising.blogspot.com/2007/06/for-united-plurinational-communitarian.html

It gives a good sense of the direct in which MAS wants the new constitution to go