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Chile: Polls open in Santiago for highly anticipated constitutional reform vote02:34

Chile: Polls open in Santiago for highly anticipated constitutional reform vote

Chile, Santiago
October 25, 2020 at 15:07 GMT +00:00 · Published

Polling stations opened their doors at 08:00 local time (11:00 GMT) on Sunday morning, for the highly anticipated vote. Voters could be seen lining up in Santiago's National Stadium to have their say on if the current constitution should be reformed. The current one was adopted in 1980 during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.

Chile has seen widespread protesters over the last year demanding

a new constitutional drive. Over 14 million Chileans are eligible to vote, according to figures published by the Electoral Service.

The referendum is taking place under strict health regulations to avoid further COVID-19 infections. Each polling station has established a maximum capacity, and voters must wear a mask at all times, whist maintaining social distancing guidelines.

The vote consists of two ballots, one concerning the approval or rejection of the drafting of a new constitution for the country, and another on which they must choose how they want it drafted.

Chile: Polls open in Santiago for highly anticipated constitutional reform vote02:34
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Polling stations opened their doors at 08:00 local time (11:00 GMT) on Sunday morning, for the highly anticipated vote. Voters could be seen lining up in Santiago's National Stadium to have their say on if the current constitution should be reformed. The current one was adopted in 1980 during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.

Chile has seen widespread protesters over the last year demanding

a new constitutional drive. Over 14 million Chileans are eligible to vote, according to figures published by the Electoral Service.

The referendum is taking place under strict health regulations to avoid further COVID-19 infections. Each polling station has established a maximum capacity, and voters must wear a mask at all times, whist maintaining social distancing guidelines.

The vote consists of two ballots, one concerning the approval or rejection of the drafting of a new constitution for the country, and another on which they must choose how they want it drafted.

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