Colombians vote against historic peace agreement with FARC rebels

October 2, 2016 10:52 PM

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Colombians vote against historic peace agreement with FARC rebels

BOGOTA, Colombia— Colombian voters have rejected a peace deal with FARC rebels, a surprise outcome that risks prolonging a 52-year-old armed conflict, and in doing so tossed the peace process into chaos.

By a razor margin of 50.25 to 49.75 percent, voters rejected the peace deal, a Brexit-style backlash that few were expecting.

Also read: Colombia's Congress Ratifies Second Peace Deal With Marxist Rebels

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