New Chilean Constitution to Reserve 17 of 155 Congressional Seats for Indigenous

Chileans in October voted overwhelmingly in favor of rewriting the country's dictatorship-era Constitution, seeking to enshrine greater equality in healthcare, pensions and education.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Chilean lawmakers late on Tuesday, December 15th, approved a bill to reserve 17 of 155 seats for representatives of indigenous communities in its upcoming constitutional convention, a measure lauded as “historic” by the government of center-right President Sebastian Piñera.

Chileans in October voted overwhelmingly in favor of rewriting the country's dictatorship-era Constitution, seeking to enshrine greater equality in healthcare, pensions and education. The vote was a central demand of mass protests . . .

To read the full NEWS and much more, Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?