October 3, 2016 / 12:19 AM / 3 years ago

Colombia's Santos accepts 'no' win in peace vote, says ceasefire to continue

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos shows his vote for a referendum on a peace deal between the government and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels at Bolivar Square in Bogota, Colombia, October 2, 2016. REUTERS/John Vizcaino

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos accepted the “no” result on Sunday in a plebiscite on a peace accord between his government and the Marxist FARC rebels, but said a ceasefire would continue.

Santos, who has staked his legacy on achieving peace, said he would meet with all political parties on Monday to find a way forward for the peace process. The vote will not affect Colombia’s stability, Santos said.

Reporting by Helen Murphy; Editing by Peter Cooney

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