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Santos Says Colombians Would Back FARC in Congress to Seal Peace

President Juan Manuel Santos said Colombians would accept a deal granting unelected guerrilla leaders seats in Congress if it brings an end to a conflict that has left 220,000 dead.

The war against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, is the biggest “brake” preventing the Andean nation from realizing its full potential, Santos said in an interview yesterday. With peace talks continuing in Havana, Santos said an accord that will need to be approved in a national vote could be ready before presidential elections in May.