Subnational elections, which were postponed in April, take place amid a deep political, economic and social crisis aggravated by the pandemic in this Andean country.
CC members' elections respond to the plebiscite held on October 25 last year when almost 80 percent of Chileans approved to change the Constitution inherited from Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship (1973-1990).
The elections mark a milestone in Chile's history since it will be the first time that a Constitution would be written by constituents elected on a parity basis, in equal numbers of men and women, and with the representation of the country's ten Indigenous people groups.
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