Political traditions and the limits of democracy in Colombia

@article{Scarpetta1991PoliticalTA,
  title={Political traditions and the limits of democracy in Colombia},
  author={Olga Scarpetta},
  journal={International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society},
  year={1991},
  volume={5},
  pages={143-166}
}
  • Olga Scarpetta
  • Published 1 December 1991
  • Political Science
  • International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society
A critical juncture in the political history of Colombia was the signing in Spain of the Declaration of Benidorm, an agreement between the leaders of Colombia's two traditionally antagonistic parties, Liberals and Conser? vatives. This agreement was designed to reaffirm Colombia's democratic procedures by ousting the then dictator Gustavo Rojas Pinilla and propos? ing a form of bipartisan government that would put an end to the nation's history of inter-party struggles. In this paper we analyze… 
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