In Chile, constitutional convention begins drafting new constitution on second anniversary of social uprising

By TeleSur, 19 October
Chileans show support for a new constitution (photo credit: The Bubble)
Chileans show support for a new constitution (photo credit: The Bubble)
On [18 October], the 155 members of the Constitutional Assembly began the process of writing a new Chilean Constitution. Organized in seven commissions, the Chilean lawmakers will have to fulfill their task until July 2022. Afterwards, the constitutional text must be submitted to a popular referendum. Among other things, discussions on the contents of the new Constitution have focused on issues such as the size and attributions of the State, reforms to the pension system, and policies to contain climate change. The Assembly formally began its sessions on Oct. 18, the day that marks the second anniversary of the social unrest against President Sebastian Piñera that took place in 2019.
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