Although Chile returned to democracy 31 years ago, it still needed to rewrite its dictatorship-era constitution. Chile has now voted to begin this process. This information is published by France24. Here is an excerpt:
Some 14 million people are eligible to vote this weekend in what many consider to be Chile‘s most important election since its return to democracy 31 years ago.
More than three million people, or approximately 20.4 percent of the electorate, cast their ballot Saturday, according to the country’s Electoral Service.
“I hope that we have a constitution that captures the soul of our nation,” President Sebastian Pinera said after casting his ballot in the capital Santiago.
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