Denver Newsroom, Sep 6, 2022 / 13:15 pm
Bishop Isauro Covili Linfati of Iquique, Chile, said democracy “has won” after an overwhelming 62% of voters in Chile rejected a proposal for a new constitution that sought to introduce “abortion on demand and euthanasia.”
“Democracy, as an act of responsible freedom, has won,” the prelate said in a statement released Sept. 4.
The proposal on Sunday for a new constitution only obtained 38.13% of votes in favor; therefore, the country’s Magna Carta drafted during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, who ruled the country between 1973 and 1990, will be maintained. It was partly reformed during the subsequent years of democracy.
Linfati wrote that “it’s not possible to put a happy face” on this process, since there are several “lessons that we have to learn as a country.”