AChM executives confirmed that they will make the consultation even though in April 2020 a referendum is convened for the country to pronounce on the realization or not of a new Constitution that replaces the current one, which was written under the tutelage of the Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship (1973-1990).
At the Dec. 15 consultation, in which all Chileans over 14 years of age may participate, citizens will express directly their opinion on both the new Constitution and on the main issues that the social mobilizations they have raised.
The results of this independent consultation will be presented to President Sebastian Piñera and the National Congress.
We must stop the heinous crimes against women in Chile Piñeras criminal government and carabineros are responsible. Please rally wherever you are and demand justice for Chilean women pic.twitter.com/MwMZV3m2CP
The AChM president German Codina, who is also the mayor of Puente Alto said that this initiative will allow the direct participation of the population.
The ballot will ask if the citizen agrees to have a new Constitution and how the procedure to write this document should be carried out.
Citizens will also be asked about social and economic issues that concern them most. To do this, voters must choose three demands they believe are the most relevant.
Among the alternatives that will be consulted are, for example, increases in pensions and wages, gender-related income inequality, college students' debts, access to basic services, and environmental problems.
Rising up against the neoliberal, US-backed Piñera regime, Chilean musicians perform “The people united will never be defeated”, a song that was once silenced by the CIA-installed Pinochet dictatorship. pic.twitter.com/C2FjBL4ATy