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  • Bogota, Colombia
    Friday Aug 7, 1998

    Colombian conflict

    Andrés Pastrana Arango was sworn in as The President of Colombia

    Bogota, Colombia
    Friday Aug 7, 1998

    On August 7, 1998, Andrés Pastrana Arango was sworn in as the President of Colombia. A member of the Conservative Party, Pastrana defeated Liberal Party candidate Horacio Serpa in a run-off election marked by high voter turn-out and little political unrest. The new president's program was based on a commitment to bring about a peaceful resolution of Colombia's longstanding civil conflict and to cooperate fully with the United States to combat the trafficking of illegal drugs.




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