After the proposed reform to the Chilean constitution—which would have increased executive powers as well as enshrined certain ideological positions around gender and green energy—was roundly rejected by voters, the country’s president, Gabriel Boric, has seen his popularity fall to the lowest it has been since he took office: 33%, according to one source.
This may be connected to Boric’s insistence that a new proposal to reform the constitution be formulated. Indeed, political parties who support his government, together with some in the opposition, have agreed to work on drafting such a reform, together with a group of experts.
For its part, the opposition leader of the Republican Party, Jose Antonio Kast Rist, has rejected the idea of pursuing constitutional change any further.
For now, it seems the Bolivarian orientation represented by Boric is languishing in the aftermath of the electorate’s rejection of its constitutional reform.
Carlos Perona Calvete is a writer for The European Conservative. He has a background in International Relations and Organizational Behavior, has worked in the field of European project management, and is currently awaiting publication of a book in which he explores the metaphysics of political representation.