EFEBy Maria M. Mur Santiago

The campaign for the Sept. 4 plebiscite on the new constitution officially kicked off on Wednesday in Chile, a country divided between those who yearn for social changes and those who have no trust in the newly prepared constitutional draft.

Early Wednesday morning, various organizations and political parties began deploying their propagandistic machinery to try and convince Chileans to vote in favor of or against the constitutional text that a convention took a year to draft and which was publicly presented on Monday.

Despite the initial enthusiasm, the convention lost adherents due to internal conflicts and assorted scandals that tainted a number of convention members linked to the 2019 social explosion.