>> This was supposed to be a victory party, celebrating an end to 52 years of war. But instead shock and disbelief. A landmark deal to end the conflict between Columbia's government and Marxist fat guerillas rejected by voters who've been expected to ratify it without complete. The result was close, the no camp tipping the ballot just over 50% in their favor, but sending a resounding cry that the deal is too lenient.
Those who campaigned for no jubilant but surprised. They, too, had wanted peace, but with better terms. The Peace of Court signed a week ago offered the possibility that rebels would disarm, confess and form a political party which could have competed in future elections. That enraged no vote supporters, who said rebels should be jailed, be kept away from politics.
The government now forced to revive a deal of which they had said there was no plan B. President Juan Manuel Santos putting on a brave face after the major political defeat, offering hope for those who backed his four year peace negotiations saying he will keep seeking peace. Santos will meet all political parties on Monday and send a negotiator to meet FARC in Havana.
Latin America's longest conflict has killed 220,000 people. Less than a week ago, world leaders were celebrating its end. Now they're left scrambling to enact the will of the people that the deal is right for all.