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President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos wins the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize

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President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos wins the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize

<p>Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has won the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the country’s civil war.</p> <p>It comes as a surprise after the peace deal he negotiated with the <span class="caps">FARC</span> rebels to end 52 years of conflict collapsed when voters narrowly rejected it in a referendum earlier this week.</p> <p>Santos said he vowed to continue to work for peace until his last day in office</p> <p>The Nobel committee said it hoped the prize would ‘give him strength to succeed in this difficult task.’</p> <p>This is the press conference, when Santos was announced as the winner.</p> <iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Feuronews%2Fvideos%2F10154263903203110%2F&show_text=0&width=560" width="560" height="315" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true" allowFullScreen="true"></iframe><br /> <p>It was a rare win for South America, which trails Europe, Asia, Africa and North America:</p> <script id="infogram_0_52f2ebdc-e5a9-4914-8713-4d7fbde68a51" title="Nobel Peace Prize winners" src="//e.infogr.am/js/embed.js?hKs" type="text/javascript"></script>