In a referendum in Colombia opponents of the peace Treaty of the government with radical grouping “Revolutionary armed forces of Colombia (FARC or FARC) win by a narrow margin, reports TASS with reference to the report of the Colombian registry office responsible for the organization of the electoral process.
According to the results of counting of votes of 99.86% of polling stations, the opponents of the truce gained 50,22%.
Confrontation between Colombian authorities and left-wing extremists from the FARC continues for more than 50 years. Victims of the conflict were about 220 thousand people. Approximately seven million people lost the roof over my head.
In August 2016 after four years of negotiations, the parties came to an agreement. The agreement provides, inter alia, Amnesty to rebels (except the perpetrators of serious war crimes), the integration of former fighters into society, land reform and the establishment of special courts to investigate crimes committed during the war.
In late September the President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos and the head of grouping “Revolutionary armed forces of Colombia (FARC or FARC) Rodrigo Londoño Echeverri, known as Timoleon Jimenez or Tymoshenko, signed in Cartagena a historic agreement on ending the conflict and establishing a durable and sustainable peace.
“Let there be no doubt that from now on we are going to conduct policy without use of weapons. We are committed to respect the agreement and expect the same from government,” said Timoleon Jimenez during the ceremony of signing the document. The head of the group declared the end of war conflict and apologized to the war victims.