Latin America

What Chile’s Constituent Assembly decided on health, pensions, and social rights

The convention addressed the central demands of Chile’s protestors, on the most important night since its creation

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A sitting of the Chilean Constitutional Assembly. Photo: still from broadcast

A crucial night of voting took place on Tuesday in Chile’s Constituent Assembly, as the country’s constitutional guarantees on issues including healthcare, pensions, education, housing, and labor rights were put up for debate. 

This comes amid a fall in popularity of the assembly, with more Chileans now leaning towards rejecting the new text in the upcoming exit referendum. This is a trend that delegates are hoping to reverse with the introduction of highly anticipated social rights into the final draft – arguably the central demand of the protests that have upended the country since 2019, which led to the...

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