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On October 2, 2016, the people of Colombia narrowly rejected a peace deal negotiated between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in a national referendum by a vote of 50.2 to 49.8. In the wake of the vote, both the government and the FARC expressed that they were “not interested in more war.” The agreement would have ended a war that has led to “220,000 people . . . killed in the fighting, and six million . . . displaced” by providing amnesty for rank and file FARC militants and reduced sentences for those suspected of war crimes. The deal was lauded by various world leaders, such as U.S. President Barack Obama, though some human rights watch dogs criticized it for being too lenient on the FARC.