FARC calls on new Colombia president to show ‘sense’ over peace deal threat

Bogota (AFP) – The former rebel movement FARC called on Colombia’s conservative president-elect Ivan Duque to show “good sense” Sunday over his threat to rewrite the 2016 peace agreement.

“It is necessary for good sense to be imposed. What the country demands is an integral peace, which will lead us to the hoped-for reconciliation,” the FARC said in a statement after Duque’s presidential win.

Duque said in his victory speech that he would introduce “corrections” to the peace deal, which he criticized during his campaign as too lenient toward former rebels.