Independents set for victory in constitution vote

Chile’s ruling center-right coalition has failed to secure control of the body that will rewrite the country’s constitution, according to early results of a vote that has been called the most important in Chile since the fall of its military dictatorship in 1990. On Saturday and Sunday, Chileans cast ballots to elect 155 delegates who will be tasked with drafting the new constitution. With more than 90% of ballots counted, projections show that President Piñera’s coalition, Chile Vamos, has secured just 21% of the votes, according to the electoral authority Servel. Independent candidates are expected to take more than 40% of the seats. Candidates aligned with left-wing parties received a third of the total vote. 

Source: DW.com