Chile’s far-right Sunday won a vote mandated to draft a constitution to replace the text inherited from dictator Augusto Pinochet, seven months after an initial proposal to change the constitution was rejected in a referendum. The current constitution, despite its successive revisions, is considered an obstacle to any fundamental social reform in Chile, which witnessed a widespread popular uprising in 2019.
The official results of a vote on a council that will draft a new constitution have been released Chile On the victory of the far right.
And draw over 15,1 Million Chileans to the polls Sunday to elect 50 member out three hundred fifty Candidates, they will form the Constitutional Council tasked with proposing a new constitution.
The far-right Republican Party, opposed from the outset to constitutional reform, won35% of votes (22 seats), vs 29% (17 seats) for the left-wing coalition supporting the government of Gabriel Borik, while the traditional right won B21% of votes (11), according to official data.
The current constitution, despite its successive revisions, is considered an obstacle to any fundamental social reform in Chile, which witnessed in 2019 widespread popular uprising.
The first referendum failed
This is the second mechanism to rewrite Chile’s constitution. In early September 2022to reject 62% of voters A first draft constitution aims to establish new social rights, especially in terms of education, health and housing, and recognition of the rights of indigenous peoples and the right to abortion.
After the voters refused, the main political parties nonetheless decided to start negotiations to launch the constitutional mechanism.
On Sunday, the elected council will receive an initial draft drawn up by a committee of experts to make amendments and corrections to it.
This includes text 12 A fundamental principle that cannot be modified, among which is that Chile adopts a market economy.
The text will then be put to a referendum 17 December.