Tag: Referendum

CHILE: A challenging near-term horizon

The referendum on a new constitution will be held on 26 April. Before then, Congress has a raft of bills to consider, all of which have either arisen from or been shaped in response to the protests and serious unrest that flared up from October 2019.… Read the rest

CHILE: Crisis set to run despite government scramble to respond

Yesterday, 29 January, the government secured the passage of its tax reform initiative, while advancing its pension reform proposal another stage before congress goes into recess over February. In parallel, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday confirmed a heavy downgrade in its 2020 growth forecast for Chile from 3% to 0.9% in view of the crisis underway since October.… Read the rest

CHILE: Constitutional debate unsettles the Right

Over the last ten days, support for a new constitution within the governing Chile Vamos (CV) coalition has disintegrated. Recall that in the 15 November cross-party deal for a new constitution, the main CV members – the National Renovation (RN) party, the Independent Democratic Union (UDI), and the Political Evolution (Evopoli) party – all supported offering voters a chance of a constitutional revamp in response to the serious unrest that broke out from 18 October.… Read the rest