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Colombia’s voters reject peace accord with FARC rebels

October 03, 2016

Voters in Colombia voted to reject a peace accord that had been struck by the country’s government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in a weekend referendum.

The “No” vote, which prevailed by a slim margin (50.2% to 49.8%), forces the government to re-negotiate the peace agreement with FARC to end the country’s long civil war. The proposed agreement would have provided amnesty for most FARC fighters, and allowed FARC representatives to take part in future elections.

Church leaders in Colombia had welcomed the peace agreement, but declined to take an official stand on the referendum.

 
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