Colombian Voters reject Farc peace deal


#1

Apparently the Colombuian voters (very) narrowly rejected the peace deal negotiated with FARC.

This doesn’t sound like a good thing. Anyone know why they voted against?


#2

Hatred, desire for revenge, the idea that the FARC rebels are getting off too easily and without punishment, dislike for President Santos and his administration, the fact that still-popular former President Uribe is against it. Pick any of those you like, they’re all valid.


#3

I would loosely guess that many were eager for a hasty end to the conflict, but hoping to avoid negotiating solutions which resolved the underlying issues. Resentments spoiling business as usual!


#4

I wish I knew more about this conflict to comment, but what @RatMan said, has a fair amount of merit to it, considering human nature and all. It’s just depressing, though, and yet another example of 2016 just being a shitty year. This seems like a real missed opportunity here and my heart goes out to the Colombian people.


#5

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