Colombia referendum: Voters reject Farc peace deal

Colombia referendum: Voters reject Farc peace deal
 

Voters in a referendum in Colombia have rejected a landmark peace deal with Farc rebels in a shock referendum result, with 50.24% voting against it.
The deal was signed last week by President Juan Manuel Santos and Farc leader Timoleon Jimenez after nearly four years of negotiations.
But it needed to be ratified by Colombians in order to come into force.
Farc rebels agreed to lay down their weapons after 52 years of conflict in order to join the political process.
President Santos has previously warned that there is no plan B for ending the war, which has killed 260,000 people.
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2 October 2016 in World News, Views: 37
Source: BBC
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