Constitutional resilience in democratic societies

It is not simple to define the elements that must be considerate to build a resilient constitution. However, there are some aspects that should be observed to deal with problems, overcome obstacles or resist to adverse situations, finding solutions to overcome adversity in a constitutional system. Thus, the constitutional longevity does not come just from formal procedural decisions, but rather, it must be built on a proposal that serves the interests of the collectivity, guided by a democratic order and considering a dialogue based on respect and tolerance. Moreover, constitutional longevity is related with the inclusion of the community in the constitutional design and the plasticity to be adapted to new social issues. Consequently, the resilience of a constitution in democratic societies, depends on the openness to a rational dialogue among members of the community, increasing permanently the legitimacy and respect of the constitution, in a continuous process of recognition.