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Colombia votes for change in local elections amid peace hopes

Candidate Enrique Penalosa delivers a speech after being elected Bogota's mayor on October 25, 2015 in BogotaColombians largely spurned far-right and far-left candidates as they elected Sunday hundreds of local officials who will have a crucial role in implementing any peace agreement reached with leftist FARC rebels. Santos hopes to sign a peace agreement by March, to end Latin America’s oldest guerrilla war. The country’s most closely watched contest was for the job of mayor of the capital, Bogota — a city of some eight million.

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