3 questions to understand how Chile’s new constitution will be written after a major rejection in the previous process

  • Paula Molina
  • Chile, special to BBC News World

image source, Reuters


Chile’s President Gabriel Boric announces agreement to draft new constitution.

“Once again, despite the difficulties, we have decided to solve the problems of democracy with more democracy, not less.”

Chilean President Gabriel Boric on Monday evaluated the new deal as Congress restarted the process of drafting a new constitution.

The agreed new rules are the result of nearly 100 days of negotiations It began after the September 4, 2022 referendum, when citizens rejected the first constitutional proposal elaborated by a convention by 62%.

The day after the rejection’s victory, Boric called on Senate and Chamber leaders to “agree as soon as possible on the timelines and boundaries of a new constitutional process.”

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