Duque assures that the results of Colombia’s presidential elections will be respected by the army

Duque urged Colombians to go to the polls this weekend "with joy, with enthusiasm, without hatred, without pressure and fear," stressing that the result "will always be respected" by the entire nation, including himself, the armed forces, and the rest of the institutions.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Colombian President Iván Duque assured Thursday that the Colombian Armed Forces will not contest the results of the Sunday, June 19 elections, defending that the transition to power must be "orderly and peaceful."

"Never in a republican process of transition of power have our armed forces defied the judgment of the people. They are the guardians of order, and no one should try to change them to degrade our historic constitutional quality," the Colombian president said at a military ceremony Thursday in Bogotá, according to the Colombian presidency.

In this way, Duque sent a message . . .

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