The nation is the world’s first to turn down two consecutive constitutional proposals. The 1980 charter remains in place.
The polarization and uncertainty that has caused the economy’s decade-long underperformance will outlast the plebiscite.
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.
A political scientist on how commemorations have exposed divisions in Chilean society
Patricio Navia on why the political pendulum seems to have swung right in Chile
Congress approved a plan to draft a constitution in 2023.
Veteran politician Carolina Tohá, Chile’s new interior minister, faces rising crime and a government in some distress.
Public policy expert Isabel Aninat on what’s next for Chile after the rejection of the proposed new constitution
Voters showed that they want a new charter, not a new country.
After a three-year process, the country is left with a question of how to fulfill their previous vote to change the magna carta.
AQ demystifies the term and how it’s been applied elsewhere in Latin America, as a vote on Chile’s new constitution approaches.
Proposals from both campaigns and an obligatory vote could still affect the outcome.
A guide to what’s in the document, and what would it mean for the country, ahead of a September plebiscite.
Chile’s young president faces sinking approval, as does the constitutional convention ahead of a critical September plebiscite.