Conflict violence resurfaces before the elections

Conflict violence resurfaces before the elections

The violence of the armed conflict, believed to have been banned from Colombia by the signing of peace with the FARC, has resurfaced on the eve of the parliamentary elections, threatened in many places by the reinforcement of the guerrillas of the THAN and the dissidents of the FARC.

Four years ago, the country experienced a different scenario as Colombians went to the polls in peace for the first time in decades because the FARC had just laid down their arms and the National Liberation Army (ELN), in talks with the governmenthad declared a unilateral ceasefire for both the parliamentary elections as for the presidential

This reduced the violence to zero and the election incidents were due to logistical problems, communication and corruption resulting from the purchase of votes.

Source: El Heraldo