Geopolitical & Socioeconomic

Voting For Peace: The Colombian Peace Deal and the Impending Referendum

  • SCI Belgrave Square, 14/15 Belgrave Square, London

Following the historic breakthrough of the peace accord signed between the Colombian government and the FARC rebels after more than 60 years of armed conflict, the voting is now down to the people of Colombia to choose whether or not to support the deal in a referendum taking place on 2nd October.

Following the historic breakthrough of the peace accord signed between the Colombian government and the FARC rebels after more than 60 years of armed conflict, the voting is now down to the people of Colombia to choose whether or not to support the deal in a referendum taking place on 2nd October. For the agreement to be approved it must have at least 13% of the votes for the "Yes" of the electorate (4,396,626 votes), and outnumber votes to "No".

In the week before the referendum Canning House is delighted to welcome the following speakers to present their view both on the peace deal itself and the likely outcome of the referendum: Juan David Gutierrez, DPhil in Public Policy at Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government, and former adviser to the Colombian Minister of Justice; and Vanessa Buschschluter, Latin America and Caribbean Editor for BBC News Online.

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