Chilean President Moves To Rewrite Constitution
Chile's constitution was originally created under dictator rule. The current president is taking steps toward writing a new one.By Matt Picht | October 14, 2015
To fulfill an election promise, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet is scrapping her country's constitution and starting over.
Bachelet announced she's starting a constitutional reform process that's expected to take several years. The first step is a "civic education" information campaign, which runs from now until March 2016, followed by a "process of dialogue." (Video via 24 Horas)
Chile's current constitution was formed in 1980 under the rule of military dictator Augusto Pinochet. It's since gone through heavy revisions, but critics say the document's undemocratic origins undermine its legitimacy. (Video via PBS)