Chile's Interior Minister Carolina Tohá admitted the country's previous constitutional reform attempt was a failure and said she was aware that her country could not afford to let that happen again while underlining the importance of citizen participation.
Chilean President Gabriel Boric Font Tuesday told the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York that his country would have a new Constitution “shortly” after the Sept. 7 attempt to get a progressive text approved through a referendum failed to get past the vote of the citizenry.
Chilean President Gabriel Boric Font Monday announced a few adjustments will be made to his administration after voters chose to reject the progressive Constitution penned to replace the one from the Agusto Pinochet era.
Santiago's Stock Exchange reached peak figures Monday after Rejection prevailed in Sunday's referendum, which meant the welfare state failed at least for now to become a reality that would have also included differentiated judiciary systems for native groups.
Nearly 62% of Chilean voters chose to reject the Constitution drafted by an Assembly called on after the 2020 incidents that led to President Gabriel Boric Foont's election.
Chile's planned new Constitution seems to be heading for failure in the upcoming September 4 referendum, according to the latest polls, which show up to 56% of the citizenry would vote against it, between 4 and 12 percentage points above those who would approve it.
Chilean President Gabriel Boric Font Monday said that there was consensus among the ruling coalition to “improve” the new Constitution once the draft is approved through a plebiscite in September.
According to a survey released in Santiago Monday, 51% of Chileans would not support the new Constitution draft which seeks to replace the one from the Military Dictatorship era of General Augusto Pinochet.
Chile's Constituent Assembly Wednesday approved in a Plenary Session the right of indigenous peoples and nations to their lands, territories, and resources by 106 votes in favor, 37 against, and 10 abstentions.
Chile's Constitutional Convention has agreed to redefine the country as a “Plurinational State” which will also recognize the self-government of native peoples, it was announced Wednesday in Santiago.