President Maduro: Congratulations to the people of Chile for a great historic step through the vote

The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, congratulated the people of Chile for holding mega-elections this weekend, to elect, among others, the drafters of the new Constitution, which he considered a significant and historic democratic path:

After so many mobilizations, repression and pain, the Chilean people begins a new path. You have given a clear signal about your forceful rejection of savage neoliberalism through the popular vote. Congratulations on this great historic step. Long live Chile!” Is the message shared by the Head of State on Twitter.

This weekend the so-called «mega-election» took place in Chile, to which more than 14,900,000 voters were summoned to elect their conventional constituents, regional governors, mayors and councilors, as refers an informative note from Telesur.

A new fundamental Charter for Chile is the most palpable result of the popular revolt that broke out on October 18, 2019, and which had its maximum expression when, in the plebiscite of October 25 last year, almost 80% of those who attended the polls said «Yes» to a new Constitution, as reports Prensa Latina.

In addition, the Constituent Convention will be equalitary, with an almost equal number of men and women, and will allow for the first time in the history of Chile the participation of representatives of the 10 indigenous peoples recognized in this South American country.

The repeal of the current Constitution, rejected because it was imposed in the dictatorship and upholding the current neoliberal model, was decided in the October 2020 plebiscite, when 79% of the voters voted for a new fundamental law.

Nicolas Maduro

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After so many mobilizations, repression and pain, the Chilean people begins a new path. You have given a clear signal about your forceful rejection of savage neoliberalism, through the popular vote. Congratulations on this great historic step. Long live Chile!”