Politicians in Chile have announced their agreement to remove provisions in the constitution which were widely seen as undemocratic. The scrapped provisions were introduced by former dictator General Augusto Pinochet. Under the new provisions Chile's president's will once again have the to remove the head of the country's army, navy, and airforce.
Additionally, the Senate will now be elected in a democratic manner and the children of Chilean immigrants willl be able to obtain citizenship more easily. The reforms are expected to be voted through Congress in the next few days. BBC News has more.