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Chile: Protesters Demand More Participation in Rewriting New Constitution

November 14, 2019

In Chile, protesters led a massive national strike Tuesday, as they condemned the government's plans to rewrite the country's Constitution, which dates back to Augusto Pinochet's military regime. Chile's interior minister announced Sunday the government would draft a new constitution, which Congress would then rewrite and put to a public referendum. But protesters say the people should be involved with the rewriting process from the beginning and that this is an attempt by Sebastián Piñera's government to delay political and social reforms in Chile.