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Colombian President Santos wins Nobel Peace Prize

Friday, October 7, 2016 - 17:21

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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos won the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in a surprise after Colombians voted "No" to an agreement he signed with Marxist rebels to end 52 years of war.

[OSLO] Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos won the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in a surprise after Colombians voted "No" to an agreement he signed with Marxist rebels to end 52 years of war.

Mr Santos has promised to revive a peace plan even though Colombians, in a referendum on Sunday, narrowly rejected the accord. Many voters reckoned it was too lenient on the Farc guerrillas.

The Nobel Peace Prize, worth 8 million Swedish crowns (S$1.27 million), will be presented in Oslo on Dec 10.

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