Colombia Peace Deal Headed to Defeat, Causing Shock and Uncertainty

October 2, 2016 11:17 PM

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Colombia Peace Deal Headed to Defeat, Causing Shock and Uncertainty

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — A Colombian peace deal that the president and the country’s largest rebel group had signed just days earlier appeared headed to defeat in a referendum on Sunday, leaving the fate of a 52-year war suddenly uncertain.

Though the government had not officially called the result, the “no” vote was ahead by half a percentage point with 99 percent of the ballots counted, the government said Sunday.

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