José Antonio Kast's far-right Republican Party Sunday scored a resounding victory in the elections to form the 50-member council which will draft a new Constitution for Chile after last year's reformed text was turned down by 62% of the votes in a referendum.
Chile's Admissibility Technical Committee for Constitutional reform started functioning Monday in Santiago by picking its authorities. The body is made up of 14 representatives from different political parties who were appointed on Jan. 25.
Three weeks ahead of Chile's Constitutional Plebiscite, the nays (Rejection)are still ahead, according to a survey by the consulting firm Cadem, which showed 46% of the voters would rather keep the Constitution drafted under Dictator Augusto Pinochet in 1980 instead of adopting the one penned by the Constitutional Assembly convened last year.
Chile's Constituent Assembly Thursday overwhelmingly approved a provision to ban incumbent President Gabriel Boric Font from running for reelection in 2026 should the new Fundamental Law be approved in September's referendum.
Chile's Constitutional Convention Sunday published the draft of the text it penned to replace the Carta Magna inherited from 1980 and which was inspired by former military dictator Augusto Pinochet.
A Committee within Chile's Constitutional Convention Wednesday greenlighted a set of articles granting sexual and reproductive rights, which will now be put up for a plenum approval to be added to the country's new Fundamental Law.