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How free are we to decide?

We have a new decision ad portas, this time for the approval or rejection of a proposal for a new Constitution drafted by a group of 154 people (there were 155 but one left because he lied about his health…

The nuances of the concept of inclusion in the Chilean Constitutional Convention

The enthusiasm with which 80% of Chileans democratically won a Constitutional Convention was flooded with content, ideas, values and proposals for a climate of rights, liberty and solidarity. At my age, in this process, I learned new conceptions of “inclusion”…

New Constitution: a cutting-edge opportunity on a global scale

For those of us who have struggled for 40 years to have a new Constitution in Chile, the moment we are living today is profoundly significant. We have been saying for a long time that we need a new Constitution…

Is a country’s political constitution capable of transforming societal structures?

Transformation is a natural and inevitable phenomenon, occurring both in biological organisms and in the rest of the universe. Humanity also undergoes constant transformation, even though there is a resistance to change in individuals and groups. It is part of…

How little we know about Chilean history!

In the brief historical references given by the Government about the previous Constitutions -in its information campaign on the constituent process- there is a serious error regarding the 1925 Constitution. This is that it states that this Constitution was written…

I approve, what about you?

This is your Constitution. The first in Chile’s history was drafted by democratically elected representative You demanded it and fought for it in the streets and in the territories. You elected the constituents. It has been written on a parity…

Chile: The constitution is not a game

The draft of the new constitution proposed by the Constituent Convention is now in our hands. It is now in the harmonisation phase, where the final touches are being put on it so that the proposed constitutional text can emerge,…

Boric’s First Public Account: a historic opportunity

Today, President Boric made his first public account before the Chilean Congress, rescuing the process of accumulation of historic actions and announcing economic and security measures, as well as tax and pension reforms. It was a speech based on 5…

An unforgivable slip of the tongue

On Thursday 2 June (according to the timetable that has been set), the plenary of the CC will vote on the fate of the new constitution. Paradoxically, in that act, part of the work done by the CC during the…

In love with the Constitution

It is quite understandable that those who dedicated long and intense months to the work of defining a new Constitution want this text to stand the test of time and not suffer too rapid modifications. Despite the fact that the…

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