Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Colombia presidential elections- a vote for peace?

Juan Manuel Santos has won re-election in Colombia in a dramatic presidential contest

The Economist stated that this was a vote for peace.

This was echoed on the Colombia politics website

Here are some more resources to explore.

Coverage of the elections is extensive in the English language Colombia Reports
and the Americas Society blog. Comment on the Justice for Colombia blog
and blog

 In Spanish look at Bogota newspapers:
El Tiempo newspaper coverage and analysis
El Spectador

IFES has a general guide to the electoral system and previous results.

The official Colombian election commission has a website in Spanish with results and statements on the conduct and administration of the election

The OAS praised the conduct of the elections. search the website to find out more details about is observation of the elections.

However the inspector general also received reports of electoral irregularities.
Reporte Consolidado: 141 Denuncias Por Posibles Delitos Electorales Recibió La Procuraduría General De La Nación Durante El Día De Hoynspector General’s Office Press Release)

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