Chileans pick independents to draft new constitution

Chileans pick independents to draft new constitution

Chileans voted at the weekend for people not aligned to political parties to form the bulk of a 155-member body that will rewrite a dictatorship-era constitution widely blamed for deep social inequality. A new #constitution was a key demand of 2019 protests that left several dozen dead but paved the way for what has been labeled Chile’s most important election since its return to democracy 31 years ago. Results showed candidates backed by President Sebastian #Pinera’s #Chile Vamos coalition had won only a fifth of seats, while independents picked up the most votes. FRANCE 24’s correspondent, Thomas Nicolon, tells us more.

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