An overwhelming victory for the Approve campaign has put Chile on a two-year path to a new constitution. But with presidential and legislative elections coming in November 2021, the government of Sebastián Piñera is in no position to lead the constitution-writing process and discredited political parties seem more concerned with winning votes of their own. The process urgently needs leaders to steer it to a successful conclusion – where will they come from?
Chileans have high expectations that a new constitution will bring about better pensions and other social services. Since public unrest and riots in October 2019 sparked the constitution process to begin with, many are eager to see quick improvements in their quality of life.
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