Jul 30, 2022
In General Discussions
In the beginning, large-scale spontaneous and other organized demonstrations in different parts of the country sent millions of citizens out to express their demands and dissatisfaction with the model. The demands are multiple, divergent, and even somewhat contradictory, and have no banner of political party, union, union or other institutional leadership. Citizens have criticized patterns of inequality, abuse of power, collusion between companies. He demands dignity and a new constitution. Within this framework of protests and tensions, a social peace agreement and a new constitution emerged. On November 15, 2019, most political parties in Chile - except the Communist. The party (according to its secretary general, Guillermo Trier) was not invited to the first negotiations of other parties and demanded 3/5 because it did not agree to the 2/3 quorum requirement to approve the new constitutional text ) - They signed the Fax Number List agreement that will pave the way for constitutional reforms that will allow for a referendum on October 25, 2020. The reform is necessary because the Fundamental Charter, which governs Chile, limits citizen participation in decision-making, one of the aspects the new text hopes to amend. Despite pandemic, referendum turnout exceeds 50% of electoral rolls, breaking previous record. A downtrend in electoral records. Seventy-eight percent declared support for the new constitution, and 79 percent voted for the body responsible for drafting the text to be elected entirely by citizens, while Congress did not appoint half of them. Intense election year The battle for a new constitution is a prelude to 2021, with the country engulfed in an unusually heated political debate. The electoral calendar is very tight and has had to be revised due to the impact of the pandemic, which, like other countries, has hit it hard. This year, Chile has voted for 155 voters, regional governors (the first.