The complex relationship between public opinion and constitutional issues is highlighted by the case of Chile, where a presidential election will take place this Sunday. Polls appear to suggest low public interest in constitutional issues, despite a ‘constituent process’ pushed by the current Bachelet government. 1,416 more words
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Jean-Yves Duclos was a well-regarded economist before he went into politics. As Minister of Families, Children and Social Development he has generally lived up to the advance billing: the government’s landmark reform of child benefits, for example, was his file. 935 more words
Only 44 percent of adult Americans are willing to tell pollsters they’d fight for their country.
The percentage is even less for some U.S. allies, such as Canada (30%), France (29%), the United Kingdom (27%), Italy (30%), Germany (18%) and Japan (11%). 276 more words