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Colombia's Santos accepts 'no' win in peace vote, says ceasefire to continue
October 3, 2016 / 12:17 AM / a year ago

Colombia's Santos accepts 'no' win in peace vote, says ceasefire to continue

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos gestures during a news conference in Cartagena, Colombia, September 25, 2016.John Vizcaino

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos accepted the "no" result on Sunday in a plebiscite on a peace accord between his government and the Marxist FARC rebels, but said a ceasefire would continue.

Santos, who has staked his legacy on achieving peace, said he would meet with all political parties on Monday to find a way forward for the peace process. The vote will not affect Colombia's stability, Santos said.

Reporting by Helen Murphy; Editing by Peter Cooney

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