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Weekly Report - 09 September 2021 (WR-21-36)

CHILE: New political party disintegrates amid scandals

Less than four months ago, the Lista del Pueblo, a loose coalition of anti-establishment independents, shot into the political firmament by winning 27 of the 155 seats in Chile’s constituent convention (CC) elections to draft a new constitution, more than the main opposition managed. Now it is a smouldering wreck. Its grand ambitions to transform Chilean politics are in tatters after it succumbed to the same kind of scandals that have dogged the traditional political parties it reviled.

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