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Tuesday, December 06, 2022

Chile votes on the fate of a new constitution: referendum results | I accept or reject Magna Carta’s proposal to replace Pinochet’s legacy

Chilean government positively evaluates polling day

Chilean government spokesman, Camila VallejoEvaluated the voting day positively this Sunday, in which the country will decide Whether to accept or reject the draft of the new constitution?,

,we have a positive balance of the dayNot only because of the high participation of citizens, but also because our institutions, the electoral service, the polling places are functioning …”, Vallejo told the press. “We would like to thank everyone who contributed to this day are giving. participatory, safe, calm and democratic.”

The Official Spokesperson in his appearance before the media once again recalled that this Sunday Voting is mandatory, in contrast to other electoral examples that have taken place in Chile since 2012. In this sense, he pointed out that those who are 200 km away from the polling station concerned should appear before the police station to justify their non-voting. In the afternoon there were long queues and long queues at various police stations across the country. According to Carabineros, 55,000 people showed up to do the paperwork.

When asked how the constitutional process would continue till tomorrow, Vallejo said the government would continue “Call for Participation” To “improve the living conditions of Chile”. He added that if the disapproval wins, Chile will have “another constitutional process”, while if the approval is won, the government will begin the process of implementing the new constitution.

Regarding the vote abroad, Vallejo said that that day also “It has developed peacefully, normally (and) a significant turnout.”

Ricardo Lagos assured that the referendum exiting the country is an “excellent vote like few others”.

former president of Chile, Ricardo Lagosdescribed the election day to be held on this Sunday in the country exit the referendum, as an “outstanding vote like few others” in the country. He assured after exercising his vote that maximum participation would be given to him.”More legitimacy for civilian practice”,

The former president pointed out that “what should have been a reunification party for Chileans has become a process where” Approval and disapproval are very similar,

“It worries me a lot because we Chile have to be able to converge and unite, if we do not achieve this immediately, it will mean that on the 5th (September) it will start again A new constitutional debate in Chile”, said the former president.

For Lagos, Chile has to return as the country in which the population is able to understand each other. “What do we have here hate status This practice is not possible on occasion and in a civilized society.

“It is important that we Chile can act with one voice on this issue that we are going to define: the Constitution that guides us for the next 30, 40 or 50 years,” Lagos said.

Exmandatario said that tonight, after knowing the result, the country will teach the world a lessonWho will be watching “what is happening in Chile and what is going to happen in the future”.

In addition, he called to participate in what Election Service: ,No need to hit the streets to defend anything“, he pointed.

The former president explained that this Sunday “a constitutional text” that will be approved or rejected is “the law of the law.” According to the former president, a constitutional charter refers to the norms by which citizens civilly resolve the natural differences in any society. “This is the central issue of what is being voted on today. How what is proposed is being accepted or rejected by the citizens”, he indicated.

Lagos assured that if he wins I approve there will be issues of improvement, and if reject We will see how the process continues again, in which the President Gabriel Borik “the right thing to do”,

“I am sure that Boric will be able to cope with the definitions he has to make for the good of Chile,” he said.

Eduardo Frey assured that the population wanted a constitution that was “for all and all”.

former president of Chile, eduardo freeassured that regardless of the outcome exit the referendum Which will happen in the country this Sunday, from this Monday “a new phase” will open.

“Tomorrow all the actors, the President (Gabriel BorikIn particular, the government, parliamentarians, political parties and social actors have to contribute that the country should return to normality and peace”, the former president said after voting.

Frey assured that the population wants a Constitution which is “for all and for all”, “That it be supported by the vast majority of Chileans not to continue in this enduring environment of uncertainty and intolerance,” he said.

“All the important political sectors, all social sectors and the government have said that we should improve what we have because it is not enough for all Chileans,” he said.

According to the former president, “the will of all Chileans is a new constitution” and starting this Monday “all actors will have to do their part to achieve that goal.”

More than 15 million people are eligible to vote this Sunday if they accept or reject the draft constitutional text. The initiative consists of 388 articles divided into eleven chapters. The new constitution abolishes the Senate and includes the right to abortion and an honorable death, as well as recognition of the plurality and heritage of the indigenous peoples that make up the Chilean region.

Sebastian Pinera assured that he had a “commitment to a new and good constitution”.

Former President of Chile, Sebastian PineraCalled to vote with “joy and hope” this Sunday, because what he said was the best for the country “still lies ahead”.

I’m still without deciding on my choice exit the referendumassured that he has “a . Commitment to a good new constitution”, a phrase used by the campaign of reject, “We are going to fulfill that commitment,” he said.

“I think recently We have strayed from the Chilean path And from tonight it is very important that unity over division, peace over violence, dialogue over cooperation and a new culture triumph,” Pinera said. “Let’s leave the culture of cancellation behind,” he said.

The former president assured that “divisions and confrontations in recent days have crossed all limits.” “I’m sure we’ll have a good road to Chile tonight,” Pinera said after casting his vote.

More than 15 million people are eligible to vote this Sunday if they accept or reject the draft constitutional text. The initiative consists of 388 articles divided into eleven chapters. The new constitution abolishes the Senate and includes the right to abortion and an honorable death, as well as recognition of the plurality and heritage of the indigenous peoples that make up the Chilean region.

President Gabriel Boric calls this Sunday’s vote “a historic moment”

President of Chile, Gabriel BorikThe U.S. said after voting in a constitutional referendum this morning that the country is facing a “historic moment” of which all citizens should be “proud”.

The president voted with his family in Punta Arenas, in the south of the country. “In the difficult times we are going through as a country, we take this as an option to resolve differences in order to move forward in a more democracy. This is something that we should strengthen our national pride,” the President said in a brief press conference.

Boric said his government was working to build the country “in unity” and argued that “regardless of the outcome” of today’s vote, his role was “to advance further development of justice, equality and development”. for”. “I trust the wisdom of the Chilean people.”

The president explained that after today’s meeting, he would organize a “comprehensive national integration” in which political parties and social organizations would participate to “continue this constitutional process”.

If the acceptance option wins, he said, it will go ahead with implementing the new text. For this, the government is already working with specific people to analyze how the lesson will be implemented and what reforms should be made. Should the reject option win, Boric said there is a “great desire” to move forward with the issue. “Partitions are not good for us,” he said.

More than 15 million people are eligible to vote this Sunday if they accept or reject the draft constitutional text. The initiative consists of 388 articles divided into eleven chapters. The new constitution abolishes the Senate and includes the right to abortion and an honorable death, as well as recognition of the plurality and heritage of the indigenous peoples that make up the Chilean region.

Voting abroad

Voting abroad began at 4:00 pm on Saturday, with polling stations opening in Auckland, New Zealand, where there are 1,114 eligible voters.

There are 235 tables that are open in 64 countries, with a total of 97,215 enabled. Originally, there were 65 and Haiti was counted, however, socio-political circumstances meant that the electoral process could not be carried out in that country. Unlike Chileans who are in their home country, voting abroad is optional.

“This is the eighth process of voting abroad, this is the second referendum, we are very excited, because what we are celebrating is the beginning of the process of constitutional referendum for Chile, starting with Chileans abroad. It is,” said Minister Antonia. Urreola.

Former President of Chile, Michelle BacheletHave already voted in Geneva. “I hope that the people of Chile will rise up to vote with courage and enthusiasm, because our future and fate is in the hands of all of us,” he said.

According to Bachelet, it is essential that Chileans come out to vote. “Everyone knows what my option is, I’ve said it clearly, I’ve said it reminded me of the song by Pablo Milanes: ‘It’s not right, it’s closer to my dream'”.

Based on preliminary results, accept the win if rejected out.

election data

This Sunday, the Chileans decide whether accepted or rejected new proposal Chile’s constitution, There are 15,173,929 people who are eligible to vote in the exit referendum. Voting will be open until 6:00 PM (Chile time).

Unlike other elections, voting is mandatory in this case. Failure to vote means a fine ranging from 30,000 to 180,000 pesos (from 34 to $204).

The draft, prepared by 155 Conventional, contains 388 articles divided into eleven chapters and a series of provisional provisions.

It was 10 months of work, in which the constituents reached a number of agreements and left behind some of the most controversial proposals sent by citizens, such as “prisons for former president Sebastian Pinera”, the loss of the autonomy of the Central Bank and the protection of life from conception. .

The new constitution abolishes the Senate and includes the right to abortion and an honorable death, as well as recognition of the plurality and heritage of the indigenous peoples that make up the Chilean region.

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