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H. Res. 1465

In the House of Representatives, U. S.,

June 23, 2010.  

    Whereas nearly 15,000,000 Colombians participated in the first round of Colombia’s presidential elections on May 30, 2010;

    Whereas no candidate received an outright majority of the vote, thereby requiring a runoff election between Juan Manuel Santos and Antanas Mockus, the two candidates with the highest vote totals;

    Whereas Juan Manuel Santos, of the National Unity Party, received 46.7 percent of the votes and Antanas Mockus, of the Green Party, received 21.5 percent of the votes;

    Whereas in the second round on June 20, 2010, Juan Manuel Santos received 69 percent of the votes and was thereby declared President-elect of Colombia;

    Whereas Colombia has overcome tremendous challenges to build their democracy; and

    Whereas Colombia remains a vital ally and friend of the United States: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives—

(1) reaffirms the longstanding friendship and alliance between the United States and Colombia;

(2) recognizes Colombia’s commitment to the democratic process as demonstrated by the free and fair nature of these multiparty, internationally recognized elections; and

(3) congratulates President-elect Juan Manuel Santos on his recent victory in Colombia’s June 20, 2010, presidential election.