Chileans wary as they vote for a new constitution that would upend the free market model


SANTIAGO, Chile—Chileans will vote Sunday on whether to adopt a new constitution that would overhaul Chile’s economic and political system by granting expanded rights to indigenous peoples, imposing restrictions on its mining sector and abolishing its Senate.

Approval of the 50,000-word constitution would be a victory for the country’s new leftist president, Gabriel Borica former academic protest leader who took office earlier this year at the age of 36 and has pledged to tackle inequality and expand the role of the state in the economy.


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