Colombia’s leftist FARC rebels declared a ceasefire from June 9th to the 30th. This period will cover a runoff presidential election being contested mainly over how to end five decades of war with the guerrillas.
“The three-week ceasefire was announced in an open letter posted on the group’s website,” a news source reported. Colombia will hold a runoff election on June 15th. Incumbent President Juan Manuel Santos will face off with right-wing candidate Oscar Ivan Zuluaga.
At the ballot box, voters are debating a key issue: the Havana peace talks to end 50 years of armed conflict with FARC. What lies ahead for Colombia’s peace? CCTV Correspondent Michelle Begue reports from Bogota.