19-03-2020 Latin American Weekly Report
As region goes into lockdown, two populists play by own rules
At stake are the so-called artículos pétreos (“articles cast in stone”) of the 1982 constitution excluded from the legislature’s power to reform the constitution by a two-thirds vote — particularly the core Article 239 which bars the reelection of anyone who has served as President and penalises anyone seeking to change this (a provision strengthened by Article 42 and Article 330 of the penal code).
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