The far right’s victory in elections for the Constitutional Council may be the death knell for a progressive constitution in Chile. It’s also a needed wake-up call for the Chilean left.
Marcelo Casals holds a PhD in Latin American history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is an associate professor at the Universidad Finis Terrae in Chile. His latest book is Counterrevolution, Collaborationism and Protest: The Chilean Middle Class and the Military Dictatorship (FCE, 2023).