Colombia votes in local elections amid peace hopes

Bogota mayoral candidate Clara Lopez casts her vote on October 25, 2015 as Colombians turned out to provincial governors and local officials who will have a crucial role in implementing any peace agreement reached with leftist FARC rebelsColombians went to the polls Sunday to elect provincial governors and 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, ending Latin America’s oldest guerrilla war. Colombians will elect 32 provincial governors and legislative bodies, more than 1,100 mayors and municipal councils, and other local leadership posts.

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