Mariana Llanos / Christopher Martínez

What Congress for Chile? Unicameralism, Bicameralism, and the New Constitution

Audio Contribution | 2022

  • Abstract

    After the major social protests in Chile in 2019, a new, more inclusive, and fairer constitution came on the agenda for change. In 2022, Chileans will decide by referendum whether or not to approve it. One of the proposals for a new constitution is to change the structure of the national congress, on which Chileans have been keenly debating in the last weeks.

    In this audio interview, journalist Evan Romero talks with GIGA expert Prof. Dr. Mariana Llanos and Ass. Prof. Dr. Christopher Martínez Nourdin from the Catholic University of Temuco in Chile about the impact of and expectations from the adoption of either a unicameral or a bicameral legislative structure. Listen in now!

    This conversation is hosted by the GIGA and is brought to you as a part of our knowledge transfer programme.


    Evan Romero


    German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

    Audio file

    Ass. Prof. Dr. Christopher Martínez

    Ass. Prof. Dr. Christopher Martínez

    Temuco Catholic University


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