I suppose so, but as an overall percentage of population, theres still 60 odd percentage that oppose it or don’t care .tiagoabner wrote: ↑Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:36 pm50.98% of registered voters showed up to vote on the Apruebo/Rechazo plebiscite, which seems to be a record turnout number here in Chile. 78.31% of voters voted for a new constitution. I guess getting 78% of votes on a record-setting election in terms of turnout is as legitimate as it gets.41southchile wrote: ↑Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:23 pmI have a question, where is the legitimacy in this process ? Yes people think they are having a say, but not many want to actually excercise that right it seems. If we are talking of percentages of the population that supported the Pinochet Constitution vs the what's going on now, the percentages are not that different.
Any argument that the Pinochet constitution wasn't legitimate frankly doesn't make any sense to me.
Yes he was a dictator but probably more than 30 or 40 percent of the population still approved of what he was doing, so while not directly "democratically" able to be shown, it was still, in overall percentage terms, more than the support numbers we are seeing for the people that are writing this constitution and probably even beats the numbers that choose for it to be changed. (50 percent voted and 80 percent of that approved, so about 40 percent of population)
Or are my calculations wrong ?
Where indeed is the legitimacy ? There is and never has been a majority of the population that have formally supported this, less than 40 percent could be bothered to choose people to draft it.
I just find it a bit strange that so many act this is like what everyone in Chile wanted .