Voters in Chile Vote Down Progressive Constituition

Objectivity 4.6 | Credibility 4.8 | Relevance 4.7

Voters in Chile have rejected a measure to replace the current 41-year-old charter by a strong 62% majority. The proposed constituition was highly focused on social issues, gender parity, climate change and introduced free education, health-care and housing. The vote is also seen as a referendum on President Gabriel Boric who strongly favored the new constituition. Since taking office in March, Boric has seen his approval ratings plummet. While many Chilean voters want the current constituition imposed by the Gen. Augusto Pinochet dictatorship (1973-1990) changed, it’s unclear when that will happen now.