Colombia seeks green light for peace referendum

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, in Bogota on May 26, 2016, urged the constitutional court to pass a law approving the holding of a peace referendumColombia’s government Thursday urged the courts to authorize a referendum it hopes will seal a peace deal to end a half-century conflict with leftist rebels. The European Union’s top foreign relations official meanwhile visited the country to support a deal, which negotiators say could be signed within months. President Juan Manuel Santos urged the constitutional court to pass a law approving the holding of a referendum.

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