The definitive one: Colombia signs new peace deal with Farc

Category: News

25 Nov 2016

4113After voters rejected the initial agreement in a referendum 53 days ago, a new accord was presented on 12 November, with modifications to more than 50 points, which take in opinions of the critics of the peace deal. Yet, opponents maintain that the most crucial points are still unresolved. 

Despite continued objections, President Juan Manuel Santos and rebel leader Timochenko signed yesterday the revised version of the peace agreement to end more than 50 years of conflict. The accord will immediately be sent to Congress. It is expected to pass after being debated next week, as the government’s coalition and allied parties hold a majority in the legislature. Once congress approved the new deal, Farc would begin its process of demobilisation. 

 

 

 

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