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Colombia: Congress debate FARC peace deal01:38

Colombia: Congress debate FARC peace deal

Colombia, Bogota
November 30, 2016 at 02:42 GMT -00:00 · Published

The members of Colombian Congress gathered on Tuesday, in Bogota, to discuss the peace agreement with Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

There was a dispute between the Congress members, as one Congressman of Centro Democratico Alternativo and the leader of NO campaign Alvaro Uribe Velez expressed his dissatisfaction with the current agreement.

One of the Congress members, presidential pre-candidate Centro Democratico Alternativo Carlos Holmes Trujillo underlined that the chosen process towards a peace agreement "was not right and not appropriate".

Columbian President Juan Manuel Santos requested the Congress to validate the agreement with FARC after the first attempt was reject in the referendum.

The accord will seek to end 52 years of bloody conflict and follows the rejection of the 297-page agreement signed by Santos and 'Timochenko' following almost four years of negotiations. Colombian voters rejected the peace deal by 50.24 percent. Despite the vote, President Santos was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in reaching a peace agreement with the FARC rebels.

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The members of Colombian Congress gathered on Tuesday, in Bogota, to discuss the peace agreement with Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

There was a dispute between the Congress members, as one Congressman of Centro Democratico Alternativo and the leader of NO campaign Alvaro Uribe Velez expressed his dissatisfaction with the current agreement.

One of the Congress members, presidential pre-candidate Centro Democratico Alternativo Carlos Holmes Trujillo underlined that the chosen process towards a peace agreement "was not right and not appropriate".

Columbian President Juan Manuel Santos requested the Congress to validate the agreement with FARC after the first attempt was reject in the referendum.

The accord will seek to end 52 years of bloody conflict and follows the rejection of the 297-page agreement signed by Santos and 'Timochenko' following almost four years of negotiations. Colombian voters rejected the peace deal by 50.24 percent. Despite the vote, President Santos was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in reaching a peace agreement with the FARC rebels.

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