Nearly five years after the signing of the Agreement for the End of the Conflict and the Construction of a Stable and Lasting Peace, signed by the Colombian State and the FARC-EP guerrillas on 24 November 2016, what was foreseeable from the outset has been confirmed: its implementation has been marked by an intense dispute, which has led it down a path in which, on the one hand, distortions have been observed compared to its original design, unilateral modifications, partial compliance, non-compliance, simulations, and a marked tendency towards perfidy -the pretension of tearing it to shreds- in some of its main components. On the other hand, at the same time, there are some significant but limited achievements, together with a greater social apprehension which has led the agreement to be adopted by broad sectors of Colombian society, particularly those who have recently participated in the social rebellion that followed the national strike of 28 April 2021.
In any case, we must say that -seen as a whole and in its integrality- most of the main democratising and transforming purposes and provisions contained in the Agreement can be considered postponed. This, also bearing in mind the not yet fully perceptible political and cultural effects associated with the ongoing redefinition of the political field and the realignment of the (political) projects of society already elaborated or in the process of being formulated. All this happening in a historical momentum in which a consolidated path of the political and social process in the medium and long term is not yet discernible.