More Than 3,300 People Apply to Join Commission Rewriting Chile’s Constitution

Chileans voted overwhelmingly in October to rewrite the constitution, which had been one of the key demands from protesters who rose up in October 2019.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - More than 3,300 hopefuls have applied for selection to the commission that will rewrite Chile’s dictatorship-era constitution, the top electoral body said Monday, January 12th.

Applicants had until midnight to register their interest, after which the Electoral Service will publish the official list.

The 14 million eligible voters will then elect on April 11 the 155 members of the Constituent Assembly, who will rewrite the constitution, which dates from the rule of military dictator Augusto Pinochet (1973-90).

The Electoral Service said that as of 5:00 pm (2000 GMT), 2,226 independent . . .

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