Voters in Chile have overwhelmingly approved a referendum calling for a new constitution, reports the Guardian (U.K.).
On Sunday, 78.24 percent of voters approved the measure to scrap the existing constitution instituted during the rule of military dictator Augusto Pinochet in 1980.
About 7.5 million Chileans turned out for the vote, reported BBC News.
Chileans also voted in favor of a measure requiring the new constitution to be drafted by an independent elected body. Accordingly,...