The Congress of Colombia on 30 November 2016 approved the revised peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebel group.
The lower house voted 130-0 to approve the text adopted earlier by the Senate.
The approval comes after Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia, and Rodrigo Londono, the leader of the FARC signed a revised peace agreement on 24 November 2016.
The revised accord was Colombian Government’s second attempt to end Latin America’s longest-running conflict, which has killed around 220000 people.
The previous deal, which was signed in September 2016, was rejected narrowly by the citizens of Colombia in a popular vote held in October 2016.
• The peace agreement was reached after the two sides earlier in June 2016 signed the bilateral ceasefire agreement.
• Over the past four years, peace negotiators have managed to reach agreement on six areas and they are land reform, political participation for ex-rebels, justice for victims of the conflict, fighting drug trafficking, disarmament and the implementation and monitoring of the accord.
When: 30 November 2016
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