Chileans reject new constitution in referendum

About 62 percent of Chileans spoke out against a new progressive constitution. Thus, the state is bound by a constitution that traces its roots back to the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.

Equal numbers of men and women in government bodies, free care and better protection for the indigenous population. These are just a few examples of the new constitution that incumbent President Gabriel Borek presented to his people. But the 36-year-old leader had to give his thumbs up to the conservative opposition. Now that almost all the votes have been counted, it appears that 61.9% have rejected the new constitution.

President Borek was a strong supporter of the new constitution. So defeat is hard for him. The gradual jump was too big for the opponents. For example, they questioned the availability of affordable free care, questioned the way the constitution was written or thought it was too empirical.

The referendum also brought a lot fake news Underway. Thus, forged editions of the new constitution were distributed. The traditional media, which had become rich under the neoliberal model, did not support constitutional change either.

The current constitution dates back to 1980 and was drafted by those close to the dictator Augusto Pinochet. Since then, this constitution has been updated here and there, but not much change.

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