The draft of a new Magna Carta in Chile proves that a constitution of and for women is possible, writes Julieta Suárez-Cao. But uncertainty lies ahead: polls regarding the constitutional vote on September 4th indicate it could be rejected
Chile’s constitutional reform started after massive social protests in 2019. With gender parity, reserved seats for indigenous people, and a significant number of seats for independent delegates, Julieta Suarez-Cao argues that the country's assembly is on track to rebuild democratic legitimacy in the years to come
Associate Professor at the Institute of Political Science, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
Julieta holds a PhD in Political Science from Northwestern University, and a BA in Political Science from the University of Buenos Aires.
Her areas of expertise are Latin American politics, subnational politics, political parties, electoral systems, and women's representation.
Julieta is a coordinator of the Red de Politólogas #NoSinMujeres network of female political scientists, a project that seeks to promote, make visible and enhance the work of women dedicated to Latin American political science.