Sunday, October 2, 2016

Colombians Vote Today On Peace Agreement With FARC Rebels

Washington Post: Colombians vote on historic peace agreement with FARC rebels

BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombia’s day of reckoning has arrived.

Voters in this nation of 50 million go to the polls Sunday to approve or reject the government’s peace accord with leftist FARC guerrillas and bring an end the longest-running war in the Western Hemisphere.

With polls scheduled to close at 5 p.m. Eastern time, results are expected by early Sunday evening.

Colombians face a stark yes-or-no choice. A win for the peace deal would set in motion the demobilization and disarmament of nearly 5,800 rebel fighters and thousands of additional militia members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. The last major armed conflict of the Cold War era in Latin America would be extinguished at the ballot box.

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Colombians Vote Whether to Accept Peace Deal -- VOA
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