November 14, 2016
The result of the referendum has been a disappointment and it’s impossible not to acknowledge that. We were very optimistic about peace. We were really looking forward to that plebiscite. But we need to be pragmatic, and we have to be flexible. This is what President Santos has been doing. He sat with [former Colombian President and opponent of the peace agreement Álvaro] Uribe and Uribe appointed three people to a committee to discuss with the government the details of the agreement. President Santos also appointed three people. They’re going to start discussing with the idea of introducing some changes to the agreement that will make them acceptable to opposition.
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Despite losing the referendum on its peace agreement, Colombia’s government maintains the political capital to undertake necessary reforms, argues Mauricio Cárdenas