House of Representatives Unanimously Approves Colombia-FARC Peace Deal

StoryfulPublished: January 13, 2017Updated: January 14, 2017
Published: January 13, 2017Updated: January 14, 2017

Colombia’s House of Representatives unanimously endorsed the government’s peace deal with the <span class="caps">FARC</span> rebel group on Wednesday, November 30. This video shows house representatives clapping and cheering at the announcement.

The agreement, signed by President Juan Manuel Santos and <span class="caps">FARC</span> leader Rodrigo Londono, or Timochenko, in Bogota last Thursday, was approved 130-0, a day after it was given the green light by the Senate 75-0. The official approval came amid opposition from the “No” camp, which was led by Senator and former President, Alvaro Uribe.

A previous deal was narrowly voted down in a October 2 referendum.

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