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Chile to postpone constitution referendum over COVID-19

Political parties have agreed to postpone a referendum on whether to overhaul the constitution.

Chile’s political parties have agreed to postpone a referendum on whether to overhaul the constitution.

Until last week, it was regarded as Chile’s most crucial issue, but the coronavirus pandemic has totally changed the landscape – and has possibly changed President Sebastian Pinera’s embattled career.

Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports from Santiago.