Category: Chile’s

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What’s going to Pinera’s take imply for Chile’s abortion legislation?

Women’s rights groups in Chile are expressing concern over what the election of conservative billionaire businessman Sebastian Pinera as president will mean for a landmark abortion bill passed last year.  The bill, approved by Chile’s Constitutional Court in August 2017, legalises abortion in exceptional cases. Known as the “abortion under three circumstances law”, the legislation says…

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Pinera v Guillier: Who will capture Chile’s election?

Chileans will head to the polls on Sunday to vote in a presidential run-off between conservative former president Sebastian Pinera and centre-left candidate Alejandro Guillier, a senator and popular TV journalist. Polls open on  Sunday at 11:00 GMT and will close at 21:00 GMT. Final results are expected on Sunday night. Education reform, growing inequality…