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Chile’s new constitution finalised after turbulent process | Politics News
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Chile’s new constitution finalised after turbulent process | Politics News

Santiago, Chile – Gaspar Dominguez briskly walked down the steps of Santiago’s majestic former Congress building into the harsh brightness of the winter sun in downtown Santiago. The 33-year-old medic has spent the past year in the building – now a national monument – writing Chile’s new constitution as part of a 154-strong assembly. He hugged and congratulated his colleagues who gathered outside; they had just finished drafting the text that could change the course of the country’s history and set precedents for equal rights worldwide. “On top of social rights, housing rights and education rights, the constitution innovates on matters of equality,” Dominguez told Al Jazeera. He mentions equal participation quotas for women in public institutions and guaranteeing LGBTQ+ inclusion in politi...