Chileans vote for 155-member assembly to draft new constitution

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    Chileans are voting to choose delegates who will rewrite their outdated constitution.

    This stems from the military dictatorship era of Augusto Pinochet and is seen as the source of many of the country’s problems.

    The poll follows months of protests demanding changes in health, education and pensions.

    Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports from Santiago, Chile.

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    In This Story: Chile

    Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a country in western South America. It occupies a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Chile covers an area of 756,096 square kilometres (291,930 sq mi) and has a population of 17.5 million as of 2017. The capital and largest city is Santiago and the national language is Spanish.

    Chile borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage in the far south. Chilean territory includes the Pacific islands of Juan Fernández, Isla Salas y Gómez, Desventuradas, and Easter Island in Oceania. Chile also claims about 1,250,000 square kilometres (480,000 sq mi) of Antarctica under the Chilean Antarctic Territory.

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