April 6 Chilean President Pinheira announced on the 6th that in view of the rebound of the epidemic, the local elections and the “Constitutional Assembly” members scheduled for this weekend have been postponed to May 15 and 16.
Pinheila said that this decision was made after taking into account the opinions of the medical community and the public. He said that the government will work to improve public health, ensure that the May elections can achieve a high degree of citizen participation, and protect citizens’ health.
Chile held a referendum on October 25, 2020 in favor of establishing a “Constitutional Assembly” composed of elected representatives to formulate a new constitution. In local elections, voters will vote on the election of district mayor, mayor, district councillors, etc.
Chile has rebounded significantly since March this year. The Ministry of Health announced on the 6th that as of 21:00 on the 5th, Chile had 5,164 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, with a total of 1,037,780 confirmed cases; 57 new deaths and 23,734 deaths. At present, more than 80% of Chile’s population is affected by the “lockdown” measures.