September 4 will be a historic day in Chile’s history and you will be part of it.
What is going to happen has not happened before. We will be able to meet to decide the future of our country by voting in an informed and democratic manner.
That day, the citizens of Chile must choose to either approve or reject the proposal for a new Constitution.
How did we get here?
Demand for social change has been building up for many years in Chile.
In 2019 we experienced a political and social crisis, in which millions of people took to the streets to protest.
On November 15th of that year, the “Agreement for peace and the new Constitution” was signed to offer a way out of the crisis.
This agreement led to a National Referendum held on October 25th, 2020, in which more than 7 million people voted.
78% approved the idea of replacing the current Constitution, and 79% opted for the new text to be drafted by a Constitutional Convention elected by the people.
Where has the process got to today?
Today, the 77 women and 77 men elected by the people are writing a proposal for the New Constitution, the final text of which will be presented to the President of Chile, Gabriel Boric, on July 4th of this year.
Three committees are working on the final adjustments of the definitive text:
Responsible for drafting the introductory text for the proposed Constitution.
Revises, corrects and adapts the wording of the text to ensure that it is coherent and concordant.
Transitory Rules Committee:
Will draft the so-called “Transitory Rules” to allow gradual transition from the old Constitution to the new, if the new text is approved.