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Posted Oct. 5, 2016
Although many polls conducted in recent weeks indicated that supporters of a proposed peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrilla group would easily win the Oct. 2 national referendum, the deal was narrowly defeated. Complacency among the accord’s supporters, combined with hurricane-force winds that buffeted Colombia’s coast on election day, contributed to a low voter turnout of less than 38 present.
Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe who campaigned to defeat the pact that was negotiated over four years, charged that too many concessions had been made to the guerrillas, including the offer of amnesty for war crimes committed by rebel fighters during 52 years of war. For their part, FARC’s leadership maintained that they, too, had made concessions, such as dropping demands for radical land and economic reforms.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who had negotiated the peace deal, said the government and rebels will maintain the year-long cease-fire while negotiators from all sides of the conflict convene to salvage the chance for peace in a war that has killed an estimated 250,000 and displaced more than six million people. Between The Lines’ Scott Harris spoke with Chris Knestrick, a project support coordinator with Christian Peacemakers’ Colombia Team, who discusses some of the reasons why voters may have rejected the peace accord, and his hope that a path to lasting peace will be found.