Latin American Weekly Report

29/10/2020 - Chilean voters overwhelmingly back new constitution

The referendum held on 25 October delivered an unequivocal result: by a majority of three out of four, Chile’s voters backed the idea of writing a new constitution. Their vote opens a complex two-year transition period where outcomes may be more difficult to predict.

Chile’s 14.7m voters were asked to answer two questions. The first was whether they approved the idea of changing the constitution (‘apruebo’) or whether they rejected it (‘rechazo’). They emphatically chose the ‘apruebo’ route, which was backed by 78% of votes, against 22% for ‘rechazo’. Those who rejected the idea of a new constitution implicitly supported a continuation of the status quo, where congress has made piecemeal changes to the 1980 constitution, drafted during the military dictatorship led by General Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990).

Download the full briefing to read on...

Access to the full Latin American Weekly Report is one of the benefits of a Canning House Corporate Membership.

Canning House Individual Members receive LatinWeek with their weekly newsletter.

Learn more and become a member today.

More recent briefings & intelligence

Becoming a member at Canning House

By joining Canning House, you will become part of the UK's leading forum for informed comment, contacts and debate on Latin American politics, economics and business.

Just £50 per year.

Join now

Learn more

Sign up to our newsletter

All of Canning House's activities, including our upcoming events, insightful publications, latest news, and featured events from the UK-Latin America community.

In your inbox, every week, for free.