‘Look to Gandhi for inspiration’ – Santos
by Our Foreign Desk
PRESIDENT Juan Manuel Santos urged fellow Colombians to seek inspiration from Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi yesterday as they voted in a referendum to approve the civil-war peace settlement.
“We in Colombia have to adopt this culture of non-violence,” he declared after casting his ballot in Plaza Bolivar, next to the presidential palace.
Mr Santos said that heavy rainfall and bad weather resulting from Hurricane Matthew should not be an obstacle to voting.
“All of us can be protagonists in this historic change taking place in our nation,” he said.
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