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Polls close in crucial Colombia elections

Monday, March 10, 2014


Polls have closed in Colombia's legislative elections that are seen as a referendum on peace talks with the Marxist group the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, and a trial run for a presidential vote in May.

In total, 102 Senate seats and 168 seats in the lower chamber were up for grabs on Sunday in the country of 47 million.

President Juan Manuel Santos is seeking a second term, and his three party coalition government is expected to retain control of both chambers of Congress.


Source: Al Jazeera