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Chileans go to polls to vote on throwing out Pinochet-era constitution

Chileans will go to the polls on Sunday to vote on whether they want to swap a constitution written during the Pinochet dictatorship with a new document written by a specially elected citizens’ body.

Opinion polls suggest a resounding win for the ‘Approve’ campaign for a new magna carta, with around two thirds of the vote.

A new constitution was a key demand of demonstrators engaged in sometimes violent mass social protests that broke out in October last year over inequality and elitism. A cross-party referendum deal emerged from the protests in December.

Those opposed to a new constitution argue it will be a “leap into the void” to change a document that has helped make Chile one of the region’s most stable free market economies.

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