Colombia 2018: Elections, Peace Process and the Challenges for Social Movements
Discussion with Sergio Coronoad (FU Berlin) and Alejandro Mantilla (CED-INS, Congreso de los Pueblos)
This year’s parliamentary and presidential elections in Colombia are the first ones since the Peace Agreement between the government and the former guerilla movement FARC-EP has been signed. In March, FARC participated for the first time at a parliamentary election as a political party. Although the conservative right is in the majority, leftist progressive forces are well established in the newly elected parliament. The first round of presidential elections will take place shortly end of May. The election campaign is characterized by a heated and polarized debate about the implementation of the Peace Agreement, democracy and the political participation of social actors. In the discussion, Sergio Coronado and Alejandro Mantilla will cover the political climate in Colombia and the prospects for emancipatory movements.
Alejandro Mantilla: Researcher at CED-INS (Corporación para la Educación y la Investigación Popular - Instituto Nacional Sindical) and activist at Congreso de los Pueblos.
Sergio Coronado: Doctoral candidate at FU Berlin. Associated scientist at Centro de Investigación y Educación Popular - CINEP in Bogotá.
Dr. Kristina Dietz (LAI/FU Berlin)
Ferdinand Muggenthaler (Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung)
Time & Location
May 08, 2018 | 07:00 PM