Posted on March 9, 2017 4:50 pm
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All Hell Breaks Loose During Congressional Debate Over Peace; Opposition Senators Boycott Meeting

One of the most anticipated debates in Congress, discussing the creation of the Special Peace Jurisdiction (JEP), the key point of the peace agreement with FARC, sparked tough disagreements on Wednesday that almost turned into a fist fight.

Discussion of the project commenced on Tuesday during the plenary session, but faced massive hurdles which forced a suspension of the debate, and although a subcommittee report was submitted requesting that all the motions be denied, it was rejected and each point had to be taken one by one.

That’s where the inconveniences started, because the attendance of the senators kept decreasing to the point that the quorum did not exceed the required 60 senators. El Colombiano