ELN rebels said Monday they will cease military activities around Sunday’s presidential election. “We have decided to decree a new suspension of our military operations from the start of Friday 15 to the end of Tuesday 19,” the ELN announced in a communique on Monday. The armed group had also ceased activities in May during the first round of presidential elections.
Some see the election as a vote for peace or war, as the right-wing candidate and front-runny Ivan Duque has threatened to alter the peace agreements with FARC guerrillas while renegotiating terms for ongoing talks with the ELN.
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