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Bogotá D.C.
28 Oct 2019

The Minister of the Interior, Nancy Patricia Gutiérrez, highlighted the results obtained by the Ágora Plan in terms of transparency and security during the regional voting on October 27.

 "The Government is satisfied because we fully comply with the process of strengthening democracy and ensuring calm elections”, she said.

Similarly, she delivered the most recent report from the URIEL complaints platform: "In total 8,229 complaints were received, it is worth noting that after the polls were closed, 363 complaints were received (...) yesterday Sunday were about 1,500. Broad citizen participation in the presentation of claims and complaints against the electoral process".

Given the facts that altered the normality in some populations in the last hours of the electoral process that are lower than those registered in the regional elections of 4 years ago: “In 2015 there was a result of 44 concentrations, in 2019, 25. In 2015 there were 25 riots and now for 2019, 8, which were controlled by the National Police, that is, the Ágora Plan fulfilled its function of guaranteeing security”.

In relation to the participation of candidates in high numbers by coalitions and the new political map, the Minister reiterated that “political reform is necessary, there were more than 3 thousand coalitions. The fact that of the 33 territorial entities that were also followed up, only 7 have been left to individual parties means that there is a change in the Colombian political map”.

She also highlighted the effectiveness of the coordination of the Government throughout the electoral process and the movement of delegates of the President of the Republic, Iván Duque, throughout the national territory. She also highlighted the work of the investigation and control authorities specifically of the National Electoral Council, the Attorney General's Office and the Attorney General's Office, who supported with the appropriate responses of the complaints that were presented on the URIEL platform.

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