October 3, 2016 / 2:21 AM / 3 years ago

Colombia opposition leader Uribe says wants to contribute to peace deal

Colombia's former President Alvaro Uribe gestures after the nation voted "No" in a referendum on a peace deal between the government and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels, in Rionegro, Colombia, October 2, 2016. REUTERS/Fredy Builes

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Alvaro Uribe, a former Colombian president and the leader of the country’s political opposition, said on Sunday he wants to contribute to a peace deal with Marxist guerrillas after voters rejected an accord with the FARC rebels in a plebiscite.

Uribe, speaking outside his country home, said all Colombians wanted peace but that the deal needed “corrections”.

Reporting by Julia Symmes Cobb; Editing by Paul Tait

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