REACTION: Chile Rejects New Constitution

By AQ Editors

After a three-year process, the country is left with a question of how to fulfill their previous vote to change the magna carta.

With an unexpectedly large margin of 62% to 38%, Chileans voted to reject the text for a new constitution. Polls had indicated that a majority of voters were against the document, but the margin of rejection was stronger than expected. The question now is what will come next, since in 2020 an even larger majority of Chileans—78%—voted “yes” to substitute the existing constitution from the Pinochet era. The vote has already shaken the government of President Gabriel Boric, who summoned all parties to a meeting this Monday and a cabinet shake-up is being discussed. AQ asked...

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