Los límites del constitucionalismo a la democracia directa: El caso del plebiscito para el Acuerdo de Paz en Colombia.

The Colombian Government decided to pass under a referendum the peace accord with the former FARC. Even though the Government’s main objective was giving democratic legitimacy to such agreement, the citizens rejected it. The aftermath was an intense and creative process to mitigate the political and juridical effects of the people’s decision. In addition, even today many citizens, stakeholders, and political parties use the “no argument” as a political tool to refuse further legal development of peace accords. The paper intends to fulfill two main goals: describing the constitutional formulas that softened the legal consequences of political decisions, and evaluating how constitutionalism works as a mechanism of balance between giving proper consequences to democratic actions and decisions, and protecting constitutional rights interfered by armed conflicts.