“The 320,000 men of our public force deployed in the Democracy Plan continue to carry out their work in all corners of the country. After having toured the different departments with the commanders of the Army and the Police, we can report normality in matters of order public at the polling stations,” said Minister Diego Molano.
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“We regret the death of soldier Estrada, for his family all our solidarity. This happened in the performance of his duty in that region of the country,” the minister added.
We call on Colombians to go out and vote freely, because security conditions are guaranteed throughout the country:
Minister of Defense
According to the Historical Covenant, the victim was identified as Roberto Carlos Rivas.
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Another murder was also reported in Cauca, specifically in El Bordo, which is also under investigation.
The defense minister recalled the capture of six FARC dissidents in Arauca, including Alexander Lozada Ramírez, known as alias Monocuco, accused of being the leader of the armed group.
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Finally, the Minister of Defense stated that the Democracy Plan is still in place to ensure calm for the rest of election day. “We call on Colombians to go out and vote freely, because security conditions are guaranteed throughout the country.”
He also invited citizens not to fall prey to misinformation on social networks, but to search the media and official channels for all the information they need during election day.
Abroad, 40 countries have already closed their polling stations for the Colombian presidential elections.
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