"In only 12 years we passed from 250 municipalities with violent acts to CERO in these elections", vice minister Eduardo Garzón Torres

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05 Jun 2018

During the VIII Meeting of Secretaries of Government and Participation, the Vice Minister exalted the strengthening of Participation in Colombia and the citizen's commitment to electoral transparency.

In the panel "Territorio Nation Strategy" developed in the framework of the VIII Meeting of Secretaries of Government and Participation, the vice minister for Participation and Equality of Rights, Eduardo Garzón Torres, presented the paper 'Electoral Participation and Citizen Denunciation'.

The high official described as an achievement of peace "that in just 12 years we went from 250 municipalities with violent acts to ZERO in these elections to Congress and the Presidency" and added that, "this is just one of the many benefits that have brought peace to citizenship”.

On the other hand, revealed that for the election day of May 27, 1720 complaints were received through the Uriel, in Bogotá with 260 complaints, Medellín with 185, Cali with 165, Cundinamarca with 125 and Barranquilla with 110, the cities with the highest number of citizens called by irregularities in the first presidential round.

"With URIEL we managed to have eyes everywhere, strengthening the relationship with citizens and providing guarantees of transparency. As of this date in 2014, we had received 5,342 complaints; figure that for the electoral processes of this year, today is of 5,458 citizen complaints", said the Vice Minister.

Garzon Torres added that other disciplinary offenses, violation of Human Rights in relation to elections, complaints against juries and corruption to the voters were the most repeated citizen complaints.

Finally, the Vice Minister recalled the URIEL complaint channels: the free national line 018000912005, the email denunciasuriel@mininterior.gov.co and the web portal www.uriel.mininterior.gov.co

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