Post electoral: Legislative elections in Colombia
On Sunday March 13, legislative elections were held in Colombia to renew all 296 members of Congress in the Senate (108) and the House of Representatives (188). Partido Conservador (allied to the ruling party) and Partido Liberal (independent) increased their representation in both chambers though the opposition coalition, Pacto Histórico, was the big winner on the day. Nevertheless, an alliance of the ruling centre-right parties – Centro Democrático, Partido Conservador, Partido de la U and Cambio Radical – could allow them to reach majorities in both chambers to push through bills of interest.
Intra-party polls were also conducted to define the candidates of the three main coalitions (Pacto Histórico, Coalición por la Esperanza and Equipo por Colombia) for the presidential election on May 29.