Chile's new constitution: Seats for indigenous groups ahead of vote

by News Update

Chileans head to the polls later this week to elect a group of people who will draft a new constitution.
11 percent of the seats at the Constitutional Convention are being reserved for leaders representing ten indigenous groups.
And there is hope this could be a crucial first step towards solving an increasingly explosive conflict.
Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports from Lonquimay, in Southern Chile.
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Shahzad Ahmed May 14, 2021 - 6:39 PM


Ben Ghazi May 14, 2021 - 6:49 PM

I don't like people given seats on anything based on ethnic lines.
But if the oppression goes on or that recognition that they even exist never comes, then this is a good step

Styxhexenhammer666 May 14, 2021 - 6:51 PM

Indigenous people do not exist. Everyone is indigenous to the area of their birth.

Caring Sharing May 14, 2021 - 6:57 PM

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A6m5 Zero May 14, 2021 - 7:16 PM

Nothing but respect. Fight for your freedom against colonalism.

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Ignacio May 14, 2021 - 8:48 PM

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