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Wed Nov 30, 2016, 06:50 AM

Colombia's Senate has approved a revised peace accord

Colombia's Senate has approved a revised peace accord

AFP
Lissy De Abreu, AFP
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Bogota (AFP) - Colombia's Senate has approved a revised peace accord between the government and the FARC rebel group, taking a first step toward ratifying an agreement that was rejected by voters.

The text, which was renegotiated after an earlier version was given a thumbs down in the October 2 national referendum, now must be approved by the lower house of the Colombian Congress.

Members of the Centro Democratico, the right-wing party that has led the opposition to a peace deal, walked out of the Senate in protest before Tuesday night's vote.

The measure then passed by a vote of 75-0.

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http://www.businessinsider.com/afp-colombia-peace-accord-wins-senate-approval-2016-11?r=UK&IR=T

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