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Chile finalises new draft constitution to replace Pinochet-era document

Process spawned amid mass protests in 2019 will culminate in September plebiscite but polls show only 38% currently in favour

After 10 months of fraught negotiations, Chile has finalised the draft of a new constitution that could replace the document drawn up during Gen Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship.

María Elisa Quinteros, the president of the gender-equal, 154-member assembly will formally present the draft at a ceremony in the port city of Antofagasta on Monday afternoon.

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