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62% Of Chileans Vote Against The Proposed New Constitution, Dealing Boric A Severe Defeat



With nearly 62% of the vote, Chileans overwhelmingly rejected the proposal for a new Constitution on Sunday, September 4. This outcome is still upheld by the current text, which was drafted in 1980 by the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet (1973–1990) and only partially revised in a democracy. According to Chilean President Gabriel Boric, “the people of Chile have spoken, and they have done so loudly and clearly.”
The president, who is in favor of changing the constitution, declared that starting on Monday he will collaborate with “civil society and Congress” to find a “constituent itinerary” and expedite a new procedure.
He continued, “The categorical results demand our institutions work until we come at a plan that translates us all and that generates confidence.”
With more than 95% of the votes recorded, the option to approve the new text, which calls Chile a social state of law and has been dubbed the most feminist and one of the most progressive in the world in terms of gender equality and nature protection, received only 38% of the vote.


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