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Colombia ready for election runoff

06-18-2010 08:31 BJT

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Preparations were in full swing in Colombia on Thursday for the election runoff between a former defense minister and a former mayor of capital Bogota.

Police began diverting traffic from some of the more congested streets, while Colombia's armed forces were on maximum alert to ensure an Election Day free of violence. Electoral workers prepared to ship the ballots that will be used on Sunday to polling stations.

In the first round of voting in May, former Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos took a lead against independent Antanas Mockus, who is challenging traditional parties with a call for cleaner government.

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