referendum will be the last attempt at constitutional reform in Chile

The president of ChileGabriel Boric, stated this Wednesday (15/11) that the December referendum will be the last attempt to reform the Constitution, as the country needs to show signs of stability.

“In recent years we have had some uncertainty, for example, in our constitutional process, but I can guarantee that after the referendum, whatever the outcome chosen by the people, this process will come to an end,” he said. Boric in English during a business leaders’ forum in San Francisco.

“We know that, to have long-term development, we need certainty. And certainty is what a serious country like Chile can provide with the fiscal management we have of our economy”, added the president, who is participating in the United States States of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC).

“My country, I can assure you, is progressing and we can do a lot in the future,” Boric said.

Chileans will go to the polls on December 17 to decide whether to approve or reject a new proposed Constitution to replace the text in force since the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990).

The proposal, of conservative orientation, is Chile’s second attempt to obtain a new Magna Carta.

A first proposal, drawn up by a constituent assembly in which the left was the majority and supported by President Boric, was rejected by a large majority in a referendum held in September 2022.

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