Chapultepec Peace Agreement

Twenty years ago, on 16 January 1992, the protagonists of twelve years of civil war in El Salvador signed a peace agreement. UN mediators and outside observers, meeting at Chapultepec Castle in Mexico City, welcomed the agreement. Then they went to make peace in Bosnia. The Salvadoran government of President Cristiani and the Frente Faribundo Marti de Liberacion Nacional (FMLN) met with euphoric citizens on their return who hailed the ceasefire as an indicator of a new peace. But was it real? The Chapultepec accords have lessons for international mediators and the U.S. government, as we insert nations to resolve their long internal conflicts. This is the focus of an event organized by the Brookings Latin America initiative on January 19, 2012. 25. Constitutional reforms created the Supreme Electoral Court (EST), which was to replace the Central Electoral Council, and a special body to ensure the impartiality of est and its members, who were to be elected by the Legislative Assembly. This series of amendments satisfied the reforms of the peace agreement.1 The agreement of 22 The treaty was negotiated by representatives of the Salvadoran government, the FMLN and political parties with observers from the Roman Catholic Church and the United Nations[4]. The peace talks were brokered by Álvaro de Soto, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General.