How could citizens reject a perfectly progressive constitution?

General Augusto Pinochet and the military junta in Chile in 1973. Source: AP

This month, by a plebiscite, Chileans overwhelmingly rejected a new left-leaning constitution. Reuters described it as being one of the world’s most progressive charters. The vote to approve it wasn’t organized by some elite group managing a phony election under an authoritarian government. It was a fair election, with both the left- and right-wing parties accepting the results.

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Nick Licata

Nick Licata

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Author of Becoming a Citizen Activist, 18 year Seattle Councilmember, named progressive municipal official of the year by The Nation.