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The ratification of the revised peace deal begins a six-month countdown for the 7,000-strong FARC, which started as a rebellion fighting rural poverty, to abandon weapons and form a political party.
The new accord was put together in just over a month after the original pact was narrowly and unexpectedly defeated in an October 2 referendum for being too lenient on the rebels.
“We have the unique opportunity to close this painful chapter in our history that has bereaved and afflicted millions of Colombians for half a century,” the president said in a televised address.
The government and FARC said the new document incorporated proposals from the opposition, religious leaders and others to end the conflict.
The new deal limits the work of the special tribunals to ten years and requires any investigations be opened within the first two years.
Colombians rejected the accord with the FARC in a surprise plebiscite result this month.
Awarding Santos with the Nobel Peace Prize accomplishes many things – it gives legitimacy to the peace agreement, encourages Santos to continue his efforts and puts pressure on the opposition for its reluctance to accept the deal
FARC leader, Rodrigo Londono, has met with the government several times and is confident that the peace deal can be resuscitated.
Uribe, now a popular opposition senator, led the group of Colombians that narrowly rejected a peace deal with FARC in a plebiscite last week.
The announcement came as a surprise to FARC leaders who have been in talks with government negotiators in Havana since the plebiscite.
Deepak Bhojwani, former Indian ambassador to Colombia, discusses the factors that led to the No camp’s victory, the implications of the vote and the path ahead for the country.
Colombians are preparing to vote on the peace deal between the government and the FARC which will end 52 years of armed conflict in the country.
President Juan Manuel Santos and rebel leader Timochenko warmly shook hands on Colombian soil for the first time and signed the accord with a pen made from a bullet casing.
The government and the FARC have agreed a deal to end the 50-year guerrilla war. But those against the agreement believe the guerrillas will be let off too lightly and will never make reparations – issues that could pose a challenge to lasting peace.
The historic accord foresees the demobilisation of FARC, whose cocaine-funded rebels fought the government in a war that killed at least 220,000 people.
Humberto de la Calle, negotiator for the government said that the FARC will have handed in all their arms to the United Nations within 180 days.
Uribe thinks that the plebiscite for a a peace deal with the rebel FARC will consecrate crime and cause more violence.
Negotiators for President Juan Manuel Santos and leaders of the FARC have said they will abide by a popular vote that would accept or reject peace agreements made over almost four years of talks.
The final accord brought Colombia tantalisingly close to ending the longest running conflict in the Americas, but faces opposition from groups favouring strong action against rebels.