Chile's Upper House Tuesday afternoon approved yet another extension to the State of Constitutional Exception in the provinces of Bío Bío and Arauco, in the Bío Bío region, and in those of Malleco and Cautín, in La Araucanía.
Chile's President Sebastián Piñera will be allowed to stay in office until March 11, 2022, after an attempt to impeach him Tuesday failed to be endorsed by the Senate.
A bill authorizing Chileans to make a fourth withdrawal of pension funds to cope with economic shortcomings due to restrictive measures taken during the fight against COVID-19 has failed to make it through the Senate.
The Chilean Senate is debating a bill whether to make voting in national elections mandatory, a highly controversial issue since lawmakers of the ruling coalition are against the initiative while the opposition insists in approving it to increase the participation percentage.
Chile's Senate has voted to end a dictatorship-era electoral system that has squeezed out independent candidates and guaranteed an outsized presence in Congress for the centre-right and conservative blocs.