On Sunday, over 60% of Chileans rejected a directly elected convention’s draft new national constitution. They had good and bad reasons.
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Despite being afflicted by authoritarian inclinations, Chile and Columbia represent a steady comeback to democracy in Latin America.
Gabriel Boric became the youngest person to be sworn in as President of Chile, promising to make Chile “a dignified and just country.”
35-year-old “moderate socialist,” Gabriel Boric, will be sworn in as Chile’s president in March, the youngest in the country’s history.
If far-right candidate Kast wins the upcoming presidential election, Chile could find itself on the path to a democratic retreat.
Chile’s democratic re-engineering can create a regional model of social democracy, but the mechanism is fraught with dangers.
Chileans voted Sunday to select some 155 persons tasked with the long overdue rewriting of the dictatorship-era constitution.
On Easter Sunday, April 4, Chile’s Senate will hold special session to vote on reform that will postpone upcoming general elections.
The idea for the new Constitution was that if we change the fundamental law, we might bring about broader structural changes.
New constitutions were born, significant amendments were approved and reform processes were initiated across the four corners of the globe.