Chile begins renewed constitution-drafting process

By Natalia Ramos, Valentine Hilaire, and Josie Kao, 7 March 2023
Flag of Chile (photo credit: pixabay)
Flag of Chile (photo credit: pixabay)
Chile has begun its second attempt to write a new constitution as a group of experts that Congress appointed to start preparing a preliminary draft was installed on [6 March]. The new proposal is expected to be more moderate than the first one, which voters overwhelmingly rejected last September and which would have been one of the world's most progressive charters. The experts will work for three months on 12 institutional bases that lawmakers agreed to when they gave the green light to start the process at the end of last year. Independent lawyer Veronica Undurraga, who the center-left PPD party appointed to the commission, was elected its president. A 14-member Technical Admissibility Committee also start[ed] on [6 March] to serve as arbitrator. The draft will be then given to an elected Constitutional Council. Citizens will elect the council’s 50 members on May 7. It will then work off the experts' draft in June, while the vote to approve or reject the proposed text will be held on Dec. 17.
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