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Colombia and FARC rebels agree on key peace issue | FRANCE 24

 

The Colombian government and FARC rebels announced on Wednesday that they had reached an agreement over the key issue of the guerrilla’s political future if peace is reached, with now four more points left on the negotiating agenda.

By Joseph BAMAT (

The Colombian government and FARC rebels announced Wednesday they had struck an unprecedented agreement on the future political transition of the guerrilla group as part of ongoing peace negotiations in Cuba, nearly one year after talks began.

“What we have agreed to deepens and strengthens our democracy,” said the joint statement read by diplomats who are facilitating the process in Havana. “It includes guarantees for the political opposition, measures to promote citizen participation and it contemplates revising the Colombian electoral system after a final peace agreement is signed.”

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