Colombia Peace Agreement Main Points

Despite this progress, a major new difference emerged between the government and the FARC: the FARC`s insistence on a constituent assembly to implement the results of a final agreement. For the guerrillas, a constituent assembly was the only way to change the political regime and reform political institutions, but the government maintained its firm opposition to the risks of amending the constitution. Several members of the government, led by chief negotiator Humberto de la Calle, highlighted the rejection of a constituent assembly. To ratify a final agreement, the government instead proposed an existing form of citizen participation – a referendum, referendum or referendum. [33] In August 2013, the government introduced a bill to hold the constitutional referendums necessary to implement the final agreement, hoping to hold it at the same time as the 2014 parliamentary elections (in March) or the presidential elections (May), which would require the signing of a final agreement by the end of 2013. The FARC, which insisted on a constituent assembly, rejected the government`s short time to conclude the negotiations and announced a ”pause” in the talks. .

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