A bill to reform Chile's dictatorship-era electoral system took an important step forward late Wednesday night, when it was approved by the lower house of Congress. The current electoral system was ... more 
A bill to reform Chile's dictatorship-era electoral system took an important step forward late Wednesday night, when it was approved by the lower house of Congress. The current electoral system was created by General Augusto Pinochet toward the end of his 1973-1990 period in power to ensure right-wing parties retained an important say after the return to democracy. It effectively prevents any one bloc from gaining a significant majority. Multiple attempts have been made to reform the system in the last 24 years but have foundered due to a lack of cross-party support. less 
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Fri, Aug 15, 2014 10:11 AM EDT