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AQ Podcast | Chile: Gabriel Boric’s Conundrum

As Chile nears a plebiscite on a second proposal to replace the dictatorship-era constitution, AQ delves into the nation’s political state of play.
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Chile’s new constitutional proposal is ready and will be put to a plebiscite on Dec. 17. The document was received earlier week by President Gabriel Boric after a mostly right-wing  Constitutional Council drafted the text. This episode does a political overview of the country. We discuss what this new constitution would change, if approved, and look more broadly at the status of the left and the right, at Gabriel Boric’s political future and the state of the economy. Our guest in Claudia Heiss, Head of Political Science at Universidad de Chile.

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On the show:

Claudia Heiss is Head of Political Science at Universidad de Chile.

José Enrique Arrioja is the managing editor of Americas Quarterly.

If you’d like to know more: 

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