Chile to reform voting system, increase women in Congress

January 14, 2015 5:02 PM

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SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile looks set to make major changes to its electoral system so it will better represent voters' wishes and ensure more women participate in politics, an issue close to the heart of center-left President Michelle Bachelet.

After an all-night debate, the Senate on Wednesday morning gave the green light to Bachelet's electoral reform bill, with the support of two opposition senators. The bill is expected to easily pass in the lower house and then be signed into law.

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