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Weekly Report - 05 April 2018 (WR-18-13)

CHILE: Students threaten fresh unrest

With President Sebastián Piñera yet to complete a month in office, a ruling by Chile’s constitutional court (TC) last week, striking down part of the higher education reform passed by his predecessor Michelle Bachelet (2006-2010; 2014-2018), is threatening fresh unrest from students. It comes amid other concerns regarding efforts by Piñera’s right-of-centre Chile Vamos coalition government to row back on initiatives promoted under the previous Nueva Mayoría (NM) coalition government.

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