On Sunday, over 60% of Chileans rejected a directly elected convention’s draft new national constitution. They had good and bad reasons.
Chile articles on Democracy Chronicles
News about the struggle for better democracy in Chile. Chile is a functioning democracy. According to Freedom House, the "Senate serves eight-year terms and the Chamber of Deputies is elected for four years". A strong democracy has ensured Chile a strong economy and relative social stability. Also check out our section on World Democracy.
In Colombia and Chile, Latin America Is Returning to Democracy
Despite being afflicted by authoritarian inclinations, Chile and Columbia represent a steady comeback to democracy in Latin America.
Chile Swears In Former Student Leader As Youngest President
Gabriel Boric became the youngest person to be sworn in as President of Chile, promising to make Chile “a dignified and just country.”
Election of Gabriel Boric as Chile’s youngest president
35-year-old “moderate socialist,” Gabriel Boric, will be sworn in as Chile’s president in March, the youngest in the country’s history.
Chilean Democracy Faces A Critical Test
If far-right candidate Kast wins the upcoming presidential election, Chile could find itself on the path to a democratic retreat.
A Critique Of Chile’s New Constitution
Chile’s democratic re-engineering can create a regional model of social democracy, but the mechanism is fraught with dangers.
Chile Votes To Begin Rewrite Dictatorship-Era Constitution
Chileans voted Sunday to select some 155 persons tasked with the long overdue rewriting of the dictatorship-era constitution.
Chilean Senate To Vote On Postponing Upcoming Elections
On Easter Sunday, April 4, Chile’s Senate will hold special session to vote on reform that will postpone upcoming general elections.
A New Chilean Constitution Built By All
The idea for the new Constitution was that if we change the fundamental law, we might bring about broader structural changes.
A Review of World of Constitution Building in 2020
New constitutions were born, significant amendments were approved and reform processes were initiated across the four corners of the globe.