The MEP highlights the innovation and equality present in the constitutional text and raises questions about the majority will, the role of the general courts and indigenous participation
Soraya Rodríguez has highlighted the rejection of the Constitution in Chile as a significant milestone for the country’s constituent process. In his words, ‘there is a majority of Chileans who bet on a change in the constitution and a majority of Chileans who have said no to this royal constitution.’
The MEP stressed that this rejection does not mark the end of the process, and has raised questions about the submission of a constitutional text to the majority will of the citizens. In addition, she has questioned whether a new constitutional text could be elaborated by a commission of notables elected by the General Courts, and whether it should be submitted to the discussion and endorsement of the current legislative courts.
She has also highlighted the low participation of the indigenous population in the voting and mobilization process in favor of the constitutional text. Soraya Rodríguez has praised innovative aspects such as parity in the number of constituents, the equality present in the constitutional text and the importance of environmental issues.