'The War Is Over': FARC Rebels Approve Peace Deal with Colombia
"The guerrillas ... have given their unanimous backing to the final accord," said the FARC's Ivan Marquez.
The FARC rebel group announced Friday that close to 200 delegates representing all the guerrilla units in the country have unanimously ratified the peace accord signed with the government last Aug. 24.
“The war is over,” said Ivan Marquez at a national conference of the FARC to vote on the deal and relaunch the group as a political party.
“The guerrillas … have given their unanimous backing to the final accord,” he said, on the sixth and last day of what now promises to be the FARC’s final meeting as a rebel army.