Statement – regional elections in Colombia

The Embassy of the United States of America in Bogota congratulates the more than 117,000 candidates – the largest number in history – and more than 36 million Colombian voters whose participation made the local and regional elections of October 27 a success.

Colombians voted in the first local elections held since the 2016 peace accord, demonstrating to the world the strength and resilience of their vibrant democracy. The United States remains steadfast in its support of the Colombian people in their continued strides toward peace implementation and a prosperous and secure nation.