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Chile will select constitutional council amid voter apathy

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By EVA VERGARA and MAURICIO CUEVAS
Associated Press

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile will vote Sunday to choose 50 delegates to a council that will draw up a new Constitution, after voters overwhelmingly rejected a proposed charter last year that was widely described as one of the world’s most progressive. It’s the latest step in a process to replace the country’s dictatorship-era charter that began with massive protests in 2019. For the most part, though, Chileans appear to be greeting this latest phase with a collective shrug. Patricia Borzone, a 45-year-old architect, says she’s only voting because she doesn’t want to pay a fine.  Borzone is hardly alone as surveys have shown there’s a general apathy in this South American country about the vote,

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