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Peace Pact in the Balance as Colombians Vote

June 16, 2018

Voters in Colombia are set to go to the polls Sunday in a crucial runoff election that could make or break the historic peace accord signed with the rebel group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in 2016.

The stakes are high for Colombia as it tries to navigate two big challenges. The next president will have to implement the precarious and still-controversial peace agreement — which was earlier rejected in a nonbinding popular referendum — while also figuring out how to deal with the meltdown next door in Venezuela and a flood of migrants coming across the border.

The stakes are also high for Colombia’s closest military and economic partner, the United States.

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