Editorial summary Indigenous peoples and the Araucanía Plan. As we have noted before, the problem of the relation between the Chilean State and the indigenous peoples seems to be the area where there is agreement across almost all of the political spectrum regarding its direct connection to constitutional issues. In this regard, it is remarkable… Read more »
Editorial summary Constituent process and presidential primaries. The electoral campaign for the presidential primaries of July 2 is the start of a new electoral cycle, which provides an opportunity for presidential candidates to take stances on the constituent process and the possibility of drafting a new Constitution, in particular through the legally mandated slot of electoral… Read more »
Editorial summary The government does not prioritize the constituent process. In an interview for Caras magazine published on May 21st, the same day she delivered the annual report of her administration to the Congress, President Michelle Bachelet defended the progress made by her government against the assessment made by Smart Citizen Foundation (Fundación Ciudadano Inteligente), which… Read more »
The report summarizes the context in which the Chilean government implemented the Indigenous Participatory Constituent Process in 2016, parallel to the general participatory stage of the constituent process promoted by the Bachelet administration.