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TABLE-Colombians to back FARC peace deal in Sunday plebiscite - poll

by Reuters
Tuesday, 27 September 2016 16:50 GMT

BOGOTA, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Colombian voters will approve the government's peace deal with Marxist FARC rebels in this week's plebiscite, according to an opinion poll released on Tuesday, ratifying an end to more than 52 years of war. The government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) signed a peace deal on Monday to end a conflict that has killed more than 220,000 and displaced millions within the Andean country. Colombians are due to vote on the accord on Sunday, the final step in its ratification. The most recent survey, conducted by polling firm Ipsos on behalf of local media RCN Radio, RCN Television, La FM radio and Semana magazine, showed 66 percent of those voting would approve the deal, while 34 percent would vote against it. To make the vote's result binding, the winning side would need a majority of votes cast and support totaling at least 13 percent of the country's 33 million eligible voters. Colombia's principal opposition party, headed by hardline former President Alvaro Uribe, is campaigning in favor of a "no" vote. The following table shows the results of recent surveys on the peace referendum (all figures in pct): July 4 July 7 Aug 8 Aug 17 Sept 9 Sept 20 Sept 27 Ipsos Gallup Ipsos Gallup Ipsos Gallup Ipsos Voting 61 40 59 49.1 53 31.9 56 total Voting in 36 28 39 67.5 72 67.6 66 favor Voting 25 6.8 50 32.5 28 32.4 34 against Not voting 36 22 41 28.4 25 16.6 44 Margin of 3.1 3 3.1 5 3.5 5 3.5 error Quorum met Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Peace deal Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes would pass (Reporting by Julia Symmes Cobb, editing by G Crosse)

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