Chileans Vote For Body To Rewrite Dictatorship-era Constitution
Umer Jamshaid 1 month ago Sat 15th May 2021 | 08:00 PM
Santiago, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 15th May, 2021 ) :Chileans went to the polls Saturday to elect 155 people who will re-write the country's dictatorship-era constitution in a bid to address deep-seated social inequality that gave rise to deadly protests in 2019.
Chile's constitution dates from 1980, enacted at the height of dictator Augusto Pinochet's 1973-1990 rule, and is widely blamed for blocking equitable progress in a country ranked as one of the most unequal among advanced economies.
And the outcome was unequivocal: 80 percent voted for a new constitution to be drawn up by a body made up entirely of elected members.