Posted on March 20, 2017 3:03 pm
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Civil society in recent years has complained about the various situations in which corruptions affects Colombia, either due to abuses of power, thefts to the public treasury by the political class, or violations of the law by one of the three branches of power: executive, legislative and judicial.

Complaints from citizens have not gone beyond that, since most Colombians are conformists and do nothing to change the situation of corruption and inequality.

In addition to this, civil society refrains from participating or getting involved in the decision-making that defines the country’s course, such as local, legislative, and presidential elections. The most recent case was participation in the referendum last October 2, 2016, where the great winners was abstentionism with 62.6%, a result that reflects that less than half of Colombians voted and even less showed interest in the political process with FARC.

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Although some citizens are developing public monitoring mechanisms and following the implementation of peace agreements, such as Ojo A La Paz, it is not enough, as it should be a broader sector of civil society, that needs to be involved in monitoring the peace agreements. This because the peace agreements are going to involve all Colombians, and not to a specific sector as it is mistakenly believed.  Con la Oreja Roja

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