Information on elections

On September 4, 2022, a referendum was held in Chile, in order to determine whether the public agreed with the text of a new Political Constitution of the Republic drawn up by the Constitutional Convention. It was commonly referred to as the "exit plebiscite" (plebiscito de salida). The proposed constitution, which had faced "intense criticism that it was too long and too radical".

Electoral results

The referndum was rejected by a margin of 62% to 38%.

About the referendum

The socialist President Gabriel Boric supported the 388 recommended provisions of the proposed constitution, which would have greatly expanded social rights, strengthened environmental control, and expanded the scope of government responsibilities for social welfare programs. Additionally, it would have introduced allocated seats for indigenous delegates and fully achieved gender parity. All of Chile's provinces, including the more liberal city of Santiago and its metropolitan area, whose voters heavily backed Boric in the previous December's presidential election, rejected the treaty.
Source: Washington Post
Source: The Guardian

Selected articles

Chile overwhelmingly rejects progressive new constitution, 5 September, 2022 (Reuters)

Chilean voters overwhelmingly reject proposed leftist constitution, 5 September, 2022 (CNN)

Chile constitution: Voters overwhelmingly reject radical change, 5 September, 2022 (BBC)