Local mayoral elections will be held in Cartagena on Sunday, May 6, to replace Manuel Vicente Duque who resigned on October 30, 2017. Officials have stated that they are working to ensure the transparency of the elections and provide necessary security. Heightened security measures and traffic disruptions are anticipated around any political event, as well as in the vicinity of polling stations on election day.
Elections were initially scheduled for April 15 but were postponed by the government in late February.
Individuals in Colombia are advised to avoid any associated demonstrations as well as polling stations as a precaution, monitor developments to the situation, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.