Election Overdose: Chile’s Constitution Debate Is a Recipe for Trouble

By Patricio Navia

Chile may end up producing a new constitution that promises far too much.

AQ asked two prominent Chileans to opine on the upcoming referendum Click here for the op-ed from María Jaraquemada Writing a new constitution is like going to the dentist There's never a good time to do it, but it's occasionally unavoidable For Chile, which on Oct 25 will vote on whether to draft a new national charter even as the country tries to come out of a deep pandemic-induced recession, the moment looks particularly inopportune But if the "approve" vote wins, that's exactly what Chile will spend the next two years trying to accomplish Even more worrisome is the fact that...

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