Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos won a second four-year term in elections yesterday, gaining a mandate to push ahead with talks aimed at ending 50 years of fighting with Marxist guerrillas.
President Juan Manuel Santos said Colombians would accept a deal granting unelected guerrilla leaders seats in Congress if it brings an end to a conflict that has left 220,000 dead.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said his government is working to reach a peace deal this year to end a five-decade conflict with guerrillas that has claimed 200,000 lives.
"Tomorrow the peace negotiators were due to travel to Havana for a new phase of talks."
- Juan Manuel Santos on Nov 16, 2014
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