Chile Announces Plans to Shed Dictator Pinochet Constitution
29 April 2015
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet (photo credit: AFP)
<p>The president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, announced Tuesday that in September a new, citizens-driven process will begin, to create a new constitution. “In September, the month of Chile, we will begin a process through dialogues, debate, consultations and councils, that will lead to the new fundamental, fully democratic, and civic charter, which we all deserve,” she said on a broadcast on state radio and television. The current constitution in Chile has been in place since it came into effect under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet in 1981. Former radical student leader and current Congress member Camila Vallejo urged her fellow Chileans to take part in the process.
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