Colombia right wing falls short of majority


Right-wing parties opposed to a peace deal with the FARC won historic elections in Colombia on March 11 but fell short of a majority in polls that saw the former rebels enter the Congress.

  • BOGOTA – Agence France-Presse
  • Hurriyet

The hardliners’ victory raises questions about the future of the peace agreement signed with President Juan Manuel Santos in November 2016.

Sore 1aSantos said the polls were “the safest, most transparent elections” in the country’s recent history, with the FARC spurning jungle warfare for politics, and the ELN – the country’s last active rebel group – observing a ceasefire.

“This is the…

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