Chile elections

chile elections

What are the elections like in Chile?

General elections were held in Chile on 21 November 2021, including presidential, parliamentary and regional elections. Voters went to the polls in the first round to elect: The President of the Republic to serve a four-year term. 27 of 50 members of the Senate to serve an eight-year term in the National Congress.

When were the elections in Chile 2021?

General elections were held in Chile on 21 November 2021, including presidential, parliamentary and regional elections. Voters went to the polls in the first round to elect:

When does Chile Vote for a new constitution?

Chileans will vote on May 15 and 16 to elect members who will draft a new constitution [Esteban Felix/AP Photo]

Can Chileans vote overseas in presidential elections?

Since 2014 Chileans have been allowed to vote overseas in presidential elections (including primaries) and referendums. For the last presidential election, see 2021 Chilean presidential election.

How often are elections held in Chile?

On November 17, Chilean citizens will cast their ballots to elect a new president and to vote for National Congress members. Legislative and presidential elections are held in conjunction every four years. AS/COA Online explains the rules and requirements involved in the Southern Cone country’s presidential election process.

What is the electoral system in Chile?

Chiles congressional elections replace the binominal electoral system applicable to the parliamentary elections, by one of an inclusive proportional nature and strengthens the representativeness of the National Congress (DHondt System).

Can I vote in Chile elections from abroad?

Since 2014 Chileans have been allowed to vote overseas in presidential elections (including primaries) and referendums. For the last presidential election, see 2021 Chilean presidential election. Presidential elections elect a president, who serves as chief of state and head of government for a period of four years.

How free and fair are the elections in Chile?

In November 2017 the country held presidential elections and concurrent legislative elections, which observers considered free and fair. Former president (2010-14) and center-right candidate Sebastian Pinera won the presidential election and took office in March.

How did Chile vote on the new constitution?

A new constitution won by seventy-eight percent of the vote, marking a victory to protesters for which the referendum itself was huge win (Watson, 2020). In May 2021, Chileans voted on which 155 people would represent them in the Constitutional Convention.

When will Chile’s new constitution be drafted?

The draft of the new constitution will arrive in April 2022, unless the congress votes for a one-time allowed extension of three months (ChileAtiende, 2021). From there, a referendum will be held after two months and the public will decide if the newly drafted constitution will actually replace the 1980 era constitution (Gobierno de Chile, n.d.).

Should Chile scrap the new constitution?

Since democracy was restored, Chile has been a Latin American success. gdp per person has tripled since 1990 and poverty has fallen. Rather than scrapping the old constitution, Chileans should scrap the new one. When the draft is put to a referendum in September, they should reject it.

Is Chiles referendum a first step towards change?

While many constitutional experts say that this is only the first step towards change, it is not the first time that Chileans have achieved change through means of a referendum. In October 1988, Chileans voted no to Gen Pinochet extending his military rule for another eight years.

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