Voters in Chile Reject a Constitution Targeting Economy, Indigenous Rights

SANTIAGO, Chile—Chileans on Sunday by an amazing margin rejected a draft structure that will have reined within the nation’s market-based economic system, undermined the steadiness of energy in authorities and granted sweeping rights to indigenous folks.

The end result of a nationwide referendum was a blow for the brand new leftist president, Gabriel Boric, a 36-year-old former scholar protest chief who pledged to increase the state’s function within the economic system and enhance public companies for poorer Chileans who really feel deserted in Latin America’s most developed nation. Although elected in December with sturdy assist from younger Chileans, Mr. Boric had in a latest Cadem ballot slipped to a 39% approval score because the economic system faltered and violence surged within the heartland of the Mapuche indigenous neighborhood in Chile’s central valley.