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In Chile, as the electoral campaign before the referendum draws to a close, the no side remains very active, warning the population against the changes proposed in the new founding text. The Conservatives say they want to change the Constitution as well, but to a lesser extent. In the streets of Santiago, citizen rallies are multiplying to mobilize against the new text. The report by Thomas Nicolon.
In Chile, a few days before the September 4 referendum is coming to an end, opponents of the new Constitution have organized several rallies in the center of Santiago.
The establishment of a plurinational state, the registration of the right to abortion or the reform of the judicial system are all upheavals that do not pass among the partisans of the no.
“These ideas today do not reflect a large majority, and they do not provide the necessary security to continue to move forward for the Chilean people, confides Claudio Salinas, spokesperson for the Citizen House for Rejection. that the No is going to win, because the Chileans want a change, but not the radical changes that the extreme left proposes”.
Since August 20, polls have been banned in Chile. The last gave 46% no and 37% yes. Faced with the polarization of the campaign, this gap could narrow by September 4.
If the No wins, the current Constitution – drafted during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990) then reformed dozens of times after the return to democracy will remain in force.