The Politics of Chile’s New Constitution

By Patricio Navia

The country's current political leaders are in no position to take charge of the process. Here's why that's a problem.

An overwhelming victory for the Approve campaign has put Chile on a two-year path to a new constitution But with presidential and legislative elections coming in November 2021, the government of Sebastián Piñera is in no position to lead the constitution-writing process and discredited political parties seem more concerned with winning votes of their own The process urgently needs leaders to steer it to a successful conclusion – where will they come from Chileans have high expectations that a new constitution will bring about better pensions and other social services Since public...

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