Chile Rejects Socialist Constitution in Landslide Vote

Posted on AllSides September 6th, 2022
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Chilean voters rejected a ballot initiative that would have given the South American nation a radical new constitution that mandates socialized medicine and a right to free housing, a result that decimates the political ambitions of the country's socialist president.

The referendum to adopt a new constitution, which was struck down by 62 percent of voters on Sunday, would have also bolstered environmental regulations and social welfare programs, as well as enshrined so-called abortion, gender, LGBT, and indigenous rights. Chilean president Gabriel Boric, who rose to fame as a socialist...

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