Political and social leaders across the political spectrum have called for a new constitutional convention to be convened, pointing out that the text of the proposed constitution was rejected, not the desire to have a new constitution
The new draft constitution is said to be one of the most progressive constitutions in the world, and addresses the country’s stark social inequalities.
This Sunday, over 15 million Chileans will have the opportunity to replace the country’s constitution inherited from the era of dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet
The draft constitution enshrines a number of new rights and freedoms such as free higher education, universal access to healthcare, reproductive rights, pensions, indigenous and water rights.
The right-wing government in Slovenia had planned the procurement of arms worth EUR 780 million for the military to cater to NATO. This had strongly been opposed by the left which had called the proposal unwarranted
The right-wing dominated Slovenian National Assembly last week voted down the left-supported citizens’ initiative calling for a national referendum on the government’s plan for carrying out massive military expenditure