ELN announces ten-day ceasefire ahead of Colombia’s presidential election

In keeping with its tradition of not interfering in electoral processes, the organization led by Antonio García said it wanted to "create a new political moment" with this new ceasefire before the winner of the elections was determined.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The ELN, the last recognized guerrilla group in Colombia, announced a 10-day cease-fire Monday ahead of the May 29 presidential election, where an opposition figure and former rebel who favors dialogue with the rebels is setting the tone.

"We declare a unilateral cease-fire from midnight May 25 until midnight June 3, so that those who wish to vote can do so in peace," the National Liberation Army (ELN, leftist Guevarist) said in a statement posted on rebel propaganda websites.

In keeping with its tradition of not interfering in electoral processes, the organization led . . .

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