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5 Important Points on Colombia's Parliamentary Elections

Written by Silvia ViƱas On 13 March 2014 @ 11:43 am | No Comments

In Colombia, Elections, English, Latin America, Quick Reads

Bloggings by boz [1] lists 5 points on Colombia's parliamentary elections [2], which took place on March 9, 2014.

1) Though his coalition lost seats, President Santos keeps [3] a divided and fragile majority coalition in Congress. [...]

2) Colombia's party system is divided and weak. No party received over 20% of the vote and the four top parties combined received less than 60%. [...] 

3) For those trying to identify or map a left-right divide, Colombia is tough. [...]

4) A good portion of Colombia's population is against the system as a whole. Voter turnout [4] was around 42%. [...]

5) A more secure Colombia. The country did not face any major attacks or even significant threats during election day. It was a peaceful day of voting, a solid change from elections past and a sign of success and hope for the government's security policies (including the ongoing peace process). [...]

Read more about each point in Bloggings by boz [5].


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[1] Bloggings by boz: http://www.bloggingsbyboz.com/

[2] parliamentary elections: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colombian_parliamentary_election,_2014

[3] keeps: http://www.eltiempo.com/politica/el-partido-de-santos-fue-el-ganador-en-el-senado_13625476-4

[4] turnout: http://colombiareports.co/abstention-wins-2014-congressional-elections/

[5] in Bloggings by boz: http://www.bloggingsbyboz.com/2014/03/five-points-on-colombias-legislative.html

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