A Last Hope for Chile’s New Constitution?

By Emilie Sweigart

The ultra-conservative Partido Republicano has a large influence over the constitutional process, and President Boric has already said this will be the final attempt during his term.

For the past six months, Chile’s constitution has been under surgery in a second attempt to recast the fundamental rights that will bring the country into the modern era. Polls show that the effort of an expert commission and the council overseeing the process is heading toward another rejection in December’s referendum. Despite recent concessions by the Partido Republicano, which has the largest representation on the council, some observers remain skeptical about whether the new text will be approved in the upcoming vote. Last week, commissions within the council started...

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