PHOTOS – Colombians hit the polls for parliamentary elections

Posted on Mar 12 2014 - 11:51pm by Rico
TORIBÍO, Colombia – A Colombian police officer guards a polling station in the department of Cauca during parliamentary elections on March 9. (Luis Robayo/AFP)

TORIBÍO, Colombia – A Colombian police officer guards a polling station in the department of Cauca during parliamentary elections on March 9. (Luis Robayo/AFP)

BOGOTÁ, Colombia – An electoral worker registers the identification card of Colombian Vice President Angelino Garzón during parliamentary elections on March 9. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos’ coalition won 47 of the 102 senate seats, according to official returns with nearly all of the votes counted. In the lower chamber, Santos’ supporters won 91 of the 163 seats, official returns showed. (Guillermo Legaria/AFP)

BOGOTÁ, Colombia – An electoral worker registers the identification card of Colombian Vice President Angelino Garzón during parliamentary elections on March 9. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos’ coalition won 47 of the 102 senate seats, according to official returns with nearly all of the votes counted. In the lower chamber, Santos’ supporters won 91 of the 163 seats, official returns showed. (Guillermo Legaria/AFP)

BOGOTÁ, Colombia – Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos casts his vote during parliamentary elections. The vote “is an important sign for the country and the whole world that the immense majority of us want peace,” said Santos, who is up for re-election on May 25. (Guillermo Legaria/AFP)

BOGOTÁ, Colombia – Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos casts his vote during parliamentary elections. The vote “is an important sign for the country and the whole world that the immense majority of us want peace,” said Santos, who is up for re-election on May 25. (Guillermo Legaria/AFP)