Colombia's President Santos tries to save peace deal

Colombia's President Santos tries to save peace deal

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has appointed a team of senior government officials to launch talks with the opposition on changes to a peace deal with the Farc rebel group.
Mr Santos made the announcement after meeting with political party leaders.
The peace deal was rejected by a narrow margin in a referendum on Sunday.
Former President Alvaro Uribe, who led the "no" campaign, did not attend the meeting but appointed three negotiators to hold talks with the government.
Mr Uribe, a senator and leader of the Democratic Centre party, wants rebels who committed serious crimes... read more

4 October 2016 in World News, Views: 43
Source: BBC

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