The newspaper The world, also from Spain, stated that the result “reveals an accumulation of failures”. He mentioned, on the one hand, the defeat of the Republican Party and its inability to successfully draft a Magna Carta. On the other hand, he stated that the left “is also a loser, because what it celebrates this Sunday is the survival of Pinochet’s Constitution.”
A BBC Mundoa British broadcaster, indicated that independent and left-wing voters “punished the right”.
The newspaper The Guardianalso British, said that “Chile voted to reject a new conservative constitution that threatened women’s rights.”
But there are those who have directed the result to criticism. In Argentina, the newspaper The nation questioned the competence of the Chilean leader, saying that the decision “buried one of Gabriel Boric’s promises”. Still regarding the president, he guaranteed that “he will not go down in history as the leader he wanted to be”.
Another Argentine newspaper, the Clarionin turn, highlighted that the rejected text was “more conservative” because it would worsen “the principles of the free market, reduce state intervention and could limit some rights, such as reproductive rights”.
And now, Chile?
With Sunday’s decision (17/12), Pinochet’s constitutional document will remain in force at least until 2026, when the term of current Chilean president Gabriel Boric will end:
“I clarify that, during our mandate, the constitutional process ends. The emergencies are different”, declared the Chilean leader, in a public speech shortly after the poll results.
Unlike the previous year, when the first proposal for a constitutional change in the country had also been rejected, the president did not make any statements other than those made on the decisive night.