Weekly Report - 16 March 2023 (WR-23-11)

CHILE: Boric faces new setback

Chile’s President Gabriel Boric, who has just marked his first year in office, might find himself unkindly branded as the ‘try-again man’. In September last year a public referendum rejected a proposed constitutional reform, forcing the government to try again this year. Now, the lower chamber of congress has narrowly rejected a package of tax changes intended to provide funding for the better pensions, education, and health provisions envisaged in the hoped-for constitutional changes. So once more it is looking as if Boric will have to try again next year.

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