Exchanging bullets for votes

Point 2 of the Peace Agreement developed the agreement on political participation, which sought to create the basis of a new democratic opportunity that promoted political inclusion and the emergence of new voices. 

Since most part of the territories most affected by armed conflict did not have a significative representation at Congress, the Agreement created the Special Transitory Peace Electoral Districts, so that some territories could elect additional representatives for the House of Representatives. In addition, this point was intended to strengthen mechanisms for citizen participation and guarantees for the exercise of opposition. 

The translation of this piece was made possible thanks to the support of the Embassy of Canada in Colombia.