Chile to begin writing its new constitution on July 4


Chile will inaugurate the convention tasked with writing its new constitution on July 4, President Sebastian Pinera announced yesterday. – EPA pic, June 21, 2021.

CHILE will inaugurate the convention tasked with writing its new constitution on July 4, President Sebastian Pinera announced yesterday, as the South American country moves towards replacing its current conservative, dictatorship-era charter.

Over the course of nine months, the 155-member drafting body will have to balance a popular clamour for profound social change with the need to maintain a robust economy as it rewrites the old constitution, which dates from the rule of Augusto Pinochet. 


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