Citizens say ‘No’ to Farc Agreement

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In Colombia a peace deal with Farc rebels to end 52 years of war, was rejected by citizens referendum.

It seems government had put all the pieces  in place to begin implementation of a deal. President Juan Manuel Santos and Farc leader Timochenko had signed the agreement.

This result of the referendum was unexpected and unforeseen. Now beside government also politics need to get involved to get things done, if it ever will be. The conflict is on one about many underlying of citizens and on the other hand the world of economics and business, which got involved in the matter.

Like the Brexit there seems to be a distance between politics, government and the people.

Recommended article and video: Colombia’s Brexit moment as politicians misjudge popular anger at Farc amnesty, by The Guardian.