Delegation of the European Union for the Pacific
Responsible for Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu as well as the three Overseas Countries and Territories in the Pacific.

Chile: Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Borrell on the holding of a constitutional referendum

Brussels, 26/10/2020 - 15:19, UNIQUE ID: 201026_11
Statements by the HR/VP

The European Union congratulates the Chilean people on participating massively in the referendum for a new Constitution despite the difficult circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. This participation is a democratic response to the demands expressed by the citizens over the last year and it sends a clear message in favour of peaceful change.

The Chilean people have expressed a clear choice to start the process of drafting a new Constitution by an elected Constitutional Assembly with gender parity guaranteed. This historical step is a unique opportunity to foster unity amongst all Chileans, to enhance the dialogue about the future of the country and to promote a more sustainable, equitable, cohesive and inclusive development.

As a long-standing partner, the European Union stands by Chile in the path chosen yesterday by its people.

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