Colombia+referendum%3A+Voters+reject+Farc+peace+deal
Monday, 03 October 2016 - 11:50
Colombia referendum: Voters reject Farc peace deal
3,299

Views
Voters 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.

Addressing the nation, President Santos said he accepted the result but would continue working to achieve peace.

He said the current ceasefire remained in place and that he had ordered negotiators to travel to Cuba to consult Farc leaders on the next move.

"I won't give up," he said. "I'll continue the search for peace until the last moment of my mandate because that's the way to leave a better country to our children."
Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
HiruNews
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
3,666 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
56,962 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
21,812 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
47,209 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
1,424 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
106,723 Views
Top