Next Thursday Magallanes Region will be living a historic event, for the first time an elected governor will be taking office in Punta Arenas. Until now it was the central government, Santiago that appointed the official, but since the political and social reforms that emerged from the 2019/20 upheavals including the current assembly to draft a new constitution, things have changed in Chile particularly exposing the fragility of the so-called Chilean model. And in Magallanes, an issue outstands, salmon farming in maritime spaces.
Next 14th July the southernmost region of Chile, Magallanes and (Chilean) Antarctica, will inaugurate its first democratically elected governor in 178 years. This is the result of the sweeping reforms the Chilean electorate voted on Sunday, particularly for members of a constitutional assembly which will have the task of drafting a new constitution to replace the one inherited from dictator General Augusto Pinochet from 1980.