- Title: Colombia referendum on peace with FARC rebels neck-and-neck
- Date: 2nd October 2016
- Summary: BOGOTA, COLOMBIA (OCTOBER 2, 2016) (REUTERS) GENERAL VIEW OF POLLING STATION VARIOUS CLOSE-UPS OF ELECTORAL WORKER PLACING BALLOT PAPERS IN BOX AND COUNTING ELECTORAL WORKER PLACING BALLOT PAPERS IN BOX AND COUNTING ELECTORAL WORKERS COUNTING BALLOT PAPERS GENERAL VIEW OF POLLS CLOSING AND BALLOT PAPERS BEING COUNTED CLOSE-UP OF BALLOT PAPERS BEING COUNTED ELECTORAL WORKERS COUNTING BALLOT PAPERS CLOSE-UP OF BALLOT PAPERS BEING COUNTED ELECTORAL WORKERS PLACING BALLOT PAPERS IN BOX
- Embargoed: 17th October 2016 23:14
- Keywords: Colombia FARC peace vote
- Location: BOGOTA, COLOMBIA
- City: BOGOTA, COLOMBIA
- Country: Colombia
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Military Conflicts
- Reuters ID: LVA00152BBJUV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Polls closed in Colombia's referendum on whether to ratify a peace agreement drawn up between the government and rebel forces at 4 p.m. (2100 GMT) on Sunday (October 2).
With 99.37 percent of the votes counted the "No" vote was ahead with 50.23 percent, whilst "Yes" received 49.76 percent.
The early count showed a total of 6,351,474 Colombians voted for "No" and 6,411,832 Colombians for "Yes".
In response to the figures, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia tweeted, "The love we carry in our hearts is huge," and that they would work to achieve peace in Colombia.
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