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Colombian Reject Deal to end 52 year FARC rebel war

Colombian voters in a referendum rejected the peace deal with Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels. 
●    With votes more than 99 per cent of polling stations counted, 50.2 per cent opposed the accord while 49.8 per cent supported it - a difference of less than 63000 votes out of 13 million ballots.
●    The deal was earlier signed by President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC leader Timoleon Jimenez in fourth week of September 2016 after nearly four years of negotiations. 
●    But, it needed to be ratified by Colombians in order to come into force.
●    FARC rebels had agreed to lay down their weapons after 52 years of conflict in order to join the political process. 
●    President Santos had said that there is no plan B for ending the war.
●    The result is being seen as a major setback to President Santos, who since his election in 2010, had pledged to end a conflict which has killed over 2 lakh 50000 people and displaced about eight million.