Colombia's ex-president Uribe slams 'weak' peace deal

Colombian former president and current senator Alvaro Uribe (R) and Colombia former presidential candidate Marta Lucia Ramirez arrive at Narino Palace in Bogota for a meeting with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on October 5, 2016 (AFP Photo/Guillermo Legaria)
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Bogota (AFP) - Colombia's former president Alvaro Uribe, the leading opponent of a peace deal with the FARC rebels that voters rejected in a referendum, condemned the accord as "weak" Wednesday, as his successor scrambled to save it.

"It's better to achieve peace for all Colombians than a weak accord for half the nation's citizens," he said after a high-stakes meeting with President Juan Manuel Santos, whom he accuses of being too soft on the leftist guerrillas with offers of lenient sentences and seats in Congress.

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