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Chilean voters decisively reject leftist constitution

By Samantha Schmidt

05 Sep 2022 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

Chileans have a very market-friendly constitution. On Sunday, they voted to keep it that way, rejecting a leftist proposal to make the country more egalitarian. The Washington Post reports.

SANTIAGO, Chile - Chileans on Sunday delivered a resounding rejection to a new leftist constitution that aimed to transform the country into a more egalitarian society.

In a referendum, Chilean voters were asked to approve or reject a proposal to replace the country's 1980 dictatorship-era constitution - considered one of the most market-friendly in the world - with one of the world's most inclusive.

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