Constituent Assembly in Chile: a benchmark for essential new social pacts

Constituent Assembly in Chile: a benchmark for essential new social pacts | Marca Chile

Pressure on the streets of Latin America reveals dissatisfaction with democratic institutions.  The crisis will deepen inequality.  Can Chile’s Constituent process set a new benchmark?

“The Constituent process in Chile is going to act as a role model,” Javi López, co-president of the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (Eurolat), told DW in Brussels.  At a time when people in Latin America are once more taking to the streets, picking up where they left off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this Latin American country could be laying down the cornerstone for a new social pact. Is this a continent-wide issue?  With more than twelve elections due to take place across the Americas between 2021 and 2024, this is what citizens are demanding.

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